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The patent, #1,541,976, depicts and describes Albin Longren's method of Fuselage construction circa 1922. Longren's goal was to construct an airplane body that was not only lightweight, but also durable in order to withstand the stresses related to powered flight. As illustrated in the drawing and described in the text of the patent, Longren's method of constructing a sturdier fuselage relies upon the use of ribbing along the entire length of the fuselage to provide increased rigidity and durability.

Date: April 10, 1922-June 16, 1925

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Longren's Fuselage patent can be used to help students understand the uniqueness of Longren's designs as they provide evidence that Longren was at the cutting edge of early aviation technology. In addition, the patent can be used to show students what a typical patent of the 1920s looked like.

Item Number: 213457
Call Number: Albin Longren Papers, Coll. #396
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213457

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