Charles Adler, Jr., Papers
Scope and Contents
This collection is made up of three folders containing the papers related to patents of Charles Adler Jr ranging from 1936 to 1952. There are letters, sketches, as well as patents for aircraft lights, proximity lights, and safety horns.
- Adler, Charles, Jr., 1899-1980 (Person)
Open to research without restrictions.
Some materials may be restricted. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the:
New York University Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-2641
Fax: (212) 995-4225
Charles Adler Jr. was an inventor and engineer born in 1899 in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended John Hopkins University and briefly joined the army. Later he joined the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad developing safety devices. In 1928 he designed the first audible traffic horn. He was granted over 60 patents in his lifetime, 10 of which he donated to the government. He was a member of the Maryland State Aviation Commission and the Maryland Traffic Safety Commission.
50 photographic prints (in 2 folders) : black and white ; 5x7 inch
Language of Materials
This collection contains the correspondence and patents pertaining to a number of Charles Adler Jr.'s inventions, including aircraft lights, horns, and proximity lights.
- Guide to the Charles Adler, Jr., Papers MC 61
- Finding aid prepared by Claire Wolford.
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