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Title
A close-up view of an electronic console, which controls large rocket engine test firings at Rocketdyne's Propulsion Field Laboratory, ca.1958
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1958
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Rights Information
Doheny Memorial Library, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189
Public Domain. Release under the CC BY Attribution license--http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--Credit both “University of Southern California. Libraries” and “California Historical Society” as the source. Digitally reproduced by the USC Digital Library; From the California Historical Society Collection at the University of Southern California
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Description
Photograph of a close-up view of an electronic console, which controls large rocket engine test firings at Rocketdyne's Propulsion Field Laboratory, ca.1955. A man can be seen wearing a hearing and speaking device on his head
his arm extends to the right while his index finger is positioned on top of a button. The button is on a panel labeled "Engine Test" which displays several additional buttons which are under labels that read: "Vernier Engines", "Ignition" and "Main Engines". Further to the right, a telephone apparatus can be seen attached to what appears to be an operating box which shows several switches labeled "Lox[...] Pre-Va[...]", "Open", "B. Fuel Pre-Valve", "On", "#1 GN2 Recirc.", "#2 GN2 Recirc.", "On", and "On". In the back, a semi-circular machine is visible which exposes several circular measuring panels.
Photoprint reads: "Rocketdyne. A division of North American Aviation, Inc. 6633 Canoga Avenue, Canoga Park, California. Press release: Large rocket engine test firings at Rocketdyne's propulsion field laboratroy are controlled with electronic consoles like the one shown here, where console operated David Goodman pushes 'fire' button with right hand. In background are instruments which record results of engine test".
Type
image
Format
1 photograph : photoprint, b&w
21 x 26 cm.
photographic prints
photographs
Identifier
chs-m10930
USC-2-1-1-11081 [Legacy record ID]
CHS-40630
http://doi.org/10.25549/chs-m10930
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/CHS-40630.jpg
Subject
Industry--Aerospace
Industry
Electronics
Guided missile industries
Rockets (Aeronautics)
Rocketdyne
North American Aviation, Inc
Industrial sites
Time Period
circa 1958
Place
6633 Canoga Avenue
California
Canoga Park
Los Angeles
USA
Source
40630 [Accession number]
84-1-1313 [Microfiche number]
CHS-40630 [Call number]
California Historical Society [Contributing entity]
Relation
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Collection, 1890-1960
USC
chs-m825

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