From the Collection 7/26/2014

Aviation & Cameras This showcase has four cameras and is located in our reception room. Our Director located some rare pictures of two of the camera's being used and he has added descriptive placards for each of the 4 camera's. There are two World War two aerial cameras, a K-20 and F-56 that were secured for the museum a MIT sale with the help of Andy Pawl.  The third is WWII gun camera on loan from Drew King that would have been in the wing of WWII fighters to record aerial combat. The fourth is amazing in itself. During the war Chance Vought had 2 photographers. The camera to the lower left is an identical version of the one that belonged to George Kerson, one of the two photographers. Although the camera is a copy all the accessories are original from Chance Vought including an original photo of the assembly line on the upper shelf. The camera and accessories from George Kerson are on loan from his sons Fred and Robert.

Aviation & Cameras
This showcase has four cameras and is located in our reception room. Our Director located some rare pictures of two of the camera’s being used and he has added descriptive placards for each of the 4 camera’s.
There are two World War two aerial cameras, a K-20 and F-56 that were secured for the museum a MIT sale with the help of Andy Pawl.
The third is WWII gun camera on loan from Drew King that would have been in the wing of WWII fighters to record aerial combat.
The fourth is amazing in itself. During the war Chance Vought had 2 photographers. The camera to the lower left is an identical version of the one that belonged to George Kerson, one of the two photographers. Although the camera is a copy all the accessories are original from Chance Vought including an original photo of the assembly line on the upper shelf. The camera and accessories from George Kerson are on loan from his sons Fred and Robert.

World War One Aviator's foot locker found in a house in Hamden Ct. The aviator that owned this trunk was from Connecticut and belonged the AEF ( American Expeditionary Forces ). It was donated by Tom Fitzsimons who was the last one to own it. It is currently not on display in our Archives.

A World War One Aviator’s foot locker found in a house in Hamden Ct. The aviator that owned this trunk was from Connecticut and belonged the AEF ( American Expeditionary Forces ). It was donated by Tom Fitzsimmons ┬áIt is currently not on display in our Archives.

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