Circa 1925 - 1935 Collection of Aviation Engineering Drawings, Mechanical Drawing Class Examples and Related Ephemera, Signed by Nino Pavese
New York, NY: 1924. Engineering Drawings. Not Bound. Very Good. Item #028635
Including: Over 25 drawings of airplanes and various parts and equipment; about 15 of these avg. 9" x 12" and a group of 8 of identified aircraft on thin tracing vellum. Over 30 drawing exercises, avg. 9" x 12" dated 1927 and signed N. Pavese, mostly ink, for a mechanical drawing class, titled problems; isometric; development, projection, belting and machine details, including hand wheel, crank shaft, bell crank, head bolt, mortise, tenon, dovetail lap joints. A few of these drawings with letter grades awarded in the lower margins & some of the drawing exercises are drawn on paper as well as on architectural vellum. Miscellaneous: A couple of penciled lettering & numbering sheets on graph paper dated 1923 for mechanical drawing; inked initials; Amityville H.S. pennant dated 1929; cyanotypes of a monoplane in flight (4 of the same image) and a smaller cyanotype of landing gear, penciled as 'about 1935' and a couple of aeronautic-theme newspaper clippings. Materials from the early 20th century beginnings of aviation in New York, illustrating the educational focus on U.S. manufacturing job in aeronautics; the Cradle of Aviation museum is located on Long Island; N. Pavese used his mechanical drawing & engineering talents to work for several smaller airplane makers as well as for Grumman Aviation on the island. A little edge and tips wear to the papers; clean and in very good condition.