Igor Sikorsky in the VS-300 Helicopter before Presenting it to Henry Ford, October 7, 1943

Summary

Russian American inventor Igor Sikorsky first experimented with helicopters in 1909, but soon realized that the technology of that time was insufficient. He moved to fixed-wing craft and built the first four-engine airplane in 1913. Sikorsky returned to helicopters in 1939 with the successful VS-300. After further refinements, Sikorsky donated the helicopter to The Henry Ford in 1943.

Russian American inventor Igor Sikorsky first experimented with helicopters in 1909, but soon realized that the technology of that time was insufficient. He moved to fixed-wing craft and built the first four-engine airplane in 1913. Sikorsky returned to helicopters in 1939 with the successful VS-300. After further refinements, Sikorsky donated the helicopter to The Henry Ford in 1943.

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.O.10912

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: 8.25 in

Width: 10.25 in

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