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The Hagley Digital Archives provides online access to selected items from the Hagley Library's collection of images, documents, and publications related to the history of business, technology, and society.
Guideposts to Tomorrow, Elmer Sperry
Honoring the 100th Anniversary of one of America's leading men of science. Story of Elmer Sperry and his invention of the gyro compass as well as his son Lawrence and his creation of the first autopilot. Film also depicts World war I and II and the Sperry company's role in basn wars. Guided missiles, gyro controls and associated name equipment produced for World war II are depicted. Possible future inventions are touched upon showing a futuristic control room and operator.
Sperry, Elmer A. (Elmer Ambrose), 1860-1930Sperry, Lawrence B. (Lawrence Burst), 1892-1924
Paul Hance Productions
World War (1914-1918)Gyro compassAutopilotWorld War (1939-1945)Guided missiles
1 videocassette (U-Matic) : 3/4 inch ; sd., col. (00:13:16:00).
OpenCube DCP/HD/SD 2.11.0. 565 kbps, 48000 KHz, 29.97 fps.
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
Sperry Corporation, UNIVAC Division photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1985.261)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Sperry Corporation, UNIVAC Division photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1985.261), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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