Guide to the Levitt Luzern Custer Papers


Title:
Levitt Luzern Custer Papers
Repository:
Wright State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives
Phone: 937-775-2092
http://www.libraries.wright.edu/special/
Creator:
Custer, Levitt Luzern, 1888-1962
Dates:
1886-2001
Bulk dates:
1886-1968
Quantity:
9.25 linear feet (and 8.08 GB)
Abstract:
Levitt Luzern Custer was a Dayton-area aviator and inventor, and an associate of Orville Wright. During his lifetime he engaged in pioneering balloon experiments, served as an official timer for flight trials, collaborated with Orville Wright on various projects, and invented a wide range of mechanical machines from the statoscope to amusement park rides. The collection documents many of Custer's achievements as well as those of other early aviators, such as the Wright Brothers. Information on early aviators such as the Early Birds who flew before 1916 are also preserved. Patents, blueprints, photographs, and correspondence are also a rich source of research.
Identification:
MS-302
Language:
The records are in English