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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Preston R. Bassett
RLIN number: NXCP86-A22
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Laboratory work for Sperry Gyroscope Company, Brooklyn, 1915-1917; improved lighting for early motion picture industry, development of airplane beacons, experiments in all-weather flying; airplane design and construction; Hindenberg accident, 1937; impressions of many famous pilots.
Extent: Transcript: 54 leaves, Tape: 2 reels, Book: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PRESTON R BASSETT
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1984. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part V, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1980 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Basset, Preston R., 1892-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1892
Speaker occupation: Industrialist; Inventor
Age at speaking: 88
Document date: 1980
Interviewer: Jessup, Frederick Peterson
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Aeronautics; Air pilots; Inventors
Topics discussed - Other terms: Bassett, Preston R., 1982; Cinematography--Lighting; Sperry Gyroscope Company, Inc
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0016527-11970