Whittle, Frank, Sir, 1907 - 1996 (Knight, Air Commodore, aeronautical engineer)
- Existence: 1907 - 1996
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Exhibition material on the history and development of the Whittle Jet Propulsion Gas Turbine, 1963 - 1973
Exhibition material prepared by Kenneth Knell and Professor Henry Cohen for the University of Cambridge Engineering Department on the Whittle jet engine. Also includes brochures for exhibitions on Sir Harry Ricardo and Sir Charles Parsons.
These papers fall into three sections. Firstly there are the memoranda, calculations and diagrams relating to work for Frank Whittle. Secondly, there are papers from the experiments carried out on the Shell rocket. Finally, there is the typescript of a lecture by Gollin on the development of the shell rocket.
The collection held at Churchill Archives Centre includes biographical material; research and development; publications; lectures and broadcasts; vists and conferences; societies and organisations; correspondence and non-textual material.
Copies of two papers by Hooker on the historical development of gas turbines and jet propulsion, including a survey of mainly British engines, and also on "The Barnoldswick Saga", on the development of the Whittle jet engine, 1943-46.
The papers in this collection relate to Sir William's personal life and to his business, research and University interests.
These papers were deposited by people who knew or worked with Frank Whittle. The contents are mainly reports produced for Power Jets Limited during World War II.
The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.