Igor Sikorsky Speaking during the Presentation of the VS-300 Helicopter to Henry Ford Museum, October 7, 1943

Summary

Igor Sikorsky donated his VS-300 to The Henry Ford in 1943. In remarks at the ceremony, Sikorsky predicted that the helicopter would not replace the airplane or automobile, but "it will render a service that no other vehicle can." He stated that he was happy to have the VS-300 in the museum, and eagerly awaited further helicopter development after World War II.

Igor Sikorsky donated his VS-300 to The Henry Ford in 1943. In remarks at the ceremony, Sikorsky predicted that the helicopter would not replace the airplane or automobile, but "it will render a service that no other vehicle can." He stated that he was happy to have the VS-300 in the museum, and eagerly awaited further helicopter development after World War II.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

07 October 1943

Subject Date

07 October 1943

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.833.78778.10

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10 in

Width: 8.5 in

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