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Archibald Black

Archibald Black, British engineer. member firm A. & D. R. Black, consultant aero engrs., 1920-1922; Member Institute Aeronaut. Science, American Society Mech. Engineers.

Background

  • Black, Archibald was born on October 2, 1888 in Inverness, Scotland. Son of John (author) and Marjorie (Robb) B.

  • Education

    • Came to the United States, 1906. Cooper Institute, New York. Cass Technology Institute, Detroit.

      Student Columbia University, extension and miscellaneous courses.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Dorothy Susan. Elec. work, Scotland and United States. With New York Edison Company, Union Metallic Cartridge Company (Bridgeport, Connecticut), Detroit Edison Company, 1902-1915.

      With Curtiss Aeroplane Company, Buffalo, New York, 1916. Chief engineer L.W.F. Engineering Company, College Point, Long Island, New York, 1917-1918. Aero engineer in charge aero specifications for Bureau Construction and Repair, Navy Department, Washington, 1919-1920.

      Member firm A. & D. R. Black, consultant aero engrs., 1920-1922. Consultant air transport and industrial engineer from 1922. President Black & Bigelow, Inc., 1928-1930.

      Free lance writer, 1931-1932. Engineer and special writer The Port of New York Authority, 1933-1939. Engineer Republic Aviation Corporation, Farmingdale, New York, 1940-1941.

      Snead & Company, aeronautics div., 1942. Simmonds Aerocessories, Inc., 1943-1945, consultant engineer from 1946. Designed airplane in which 1st Liberty engine was installed, August 1917.

      Cons. engineer United States Air Mail Service, 1921.

    Works

    • Author: Transport Aviation, 1926. Civil Airports and Airways, 1929. The Story of Bridges, 1936.

      The Story of Tunnels, 1937. The Story of Flying, 1st educated, 1940, second edition, 1943.

    Membership

    Member firm A. & D. R. Black, consultant aero engrs., 1920-1922. Member Institute Aeronaut. Science, American Society Mech.

    Engineers.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy E. Stricker, April.
    • father: John Black
    • spouse: Dorothy E. Stricker
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    Born October 2, 1888
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