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Charles Greeley Abbot papers

 Collection
Identifier: Spec-Coll-00001
Overview This collection consists of records related to the development of gyroscopic apparatus (or early inertial navigation instrument) by General Electric Co. for military use in World War 1. This instrument was invented by Charles G. Abbot, then director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

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  • Subject: Inertial navigation systems X