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Igor Sikorsky at the controls of the VS-300A helicopter during a free flight. It rises and then settles back to the ground.

The VS-300A helicopter, built by the Vought-Sikorsky Division of United Aircraft Corporation,Stratford, Connecticut. Demonstration free flight without cables attached to ground. A slight improvement on the VS-300, the sign on side of helicopter reads, 'VOUGHT-SIKORSKY VS-300A' This is an early 300A with two tail rotors. Inventor and Engineering manager of the company, Igor Sikorsky, is at the controls. The helicopter ascends and then descends and lands.

Date: 1940
Duration: 9 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Igor Sikorsky, in Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 helicopter, sets new record for sustained flight,at Stratford, Connecticut

Igor Sikorsky seated inside Vought-Sikorsky VS-300, an experimental helicopter at a field behind the Vought-Sikorsky plant off Sniffens lane, Stratford, Connecticut. Sikorsky takes off in his VS-300 helicopter attempting to set a new world's endurance record for sustained flight. At one point during the flight, Robert Mackellar III, an employee, in white lab coat, holds up a sign reading "Worlds Record BROKEN, 1 hour 20 mts, as the helicopter continues to hover, breaking the record of 1 hour, 20 minutes and 40 seconds, set in 1937 by Heinrich Focke in Germany. Judges check their watches to confirm the airborne time of the helicopter. The Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 helicopter sets a new record of 1 hour and 32 minutes sustained flight.

Date: 1941, May 6
Duration: 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. fighter aircraft designer Igor Sikorsky sets a record for hovering in air for 1½ hours in a VS-300 in Connecticut.

Designer of U.S. fighter aircraft Igor Sikorsky sets a new record for hovering in air for 1:32 in Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 helicopter in Stratford, Connecticut. People stand around the VS-300. A three-blade rotor rotates. VS-300 raises up from the group. The VS-300 hovering in the air. The VS-300 lowers down on the ground. People cheer and wave to Sikorsky for setting a record. People stand around Igor Sikorsky. A man approaches Sikorsky to congratulate him.

Date: 1941, May 6
Duration: 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American people honor sailors of the U.S. Navy; views of towns, cities, people in the United States right after World War 2.

A film about contribution of the U.S. Navy personnel for better life of Americans in the United States, created directly post world war 2. A boy practices baseball, hitting the ball and running. View of the baseball diamond with a New York City bridge in the background. Women with children walk around in a park. A man greets a sailor of the U.S. Navy, shakes his hand and thanks him for his service. A mother talks to a child that is sitting on her lap as they read a book. Fishermen raise up fishing nets at a dock and process a catch of crabs. A man works in a laboratory. Dignitaries salute as soldiers march carrying the American flag. Two boys walk directly behind two U.S. Navy sailors and try to copy exactly how the sailors are walking. An elderly woman prays, kneeling in a church. People stand in a baseball stadium as the U.S. National Anthem begins to play. A sailor raises the American flag as other sailors stand at attention. Aerial view of a field in the U.S. Cattle graze on field. A man rides a bicycle in a small town, and tips his hat to a woman leaving a house. A boy with a manual push lawn mower cuts grass in the background. Automobile traffic in a small American town of the 1940s. Aerial view of the skyscrapers of a city. View of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Houses or businesses and small boats and docks along a waterfront in Essex Connecticut. A board reads 'Here was built the Oliver Cromwell Connecticut warship in the Revolution 1776'.

Date: 1945
Duration: 2 min 13 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Mentally retarded people learn many trades like sewing and cutting hair in Southbury Training School, United States.

Southbury Training School in Connecticut, opened in 1940 and imparts trade knowledge to mentally retarded persons. Narrator mentions Dr. Grover Powers, pediatrician on the faculty of Yale Medical School and charter member of the Southbury Board of Directors.A person walks in snow covered mountains. A sign reads 'Southbury Training School'. Exterior of the training school. The school aims to keep in mind the potential not the limit of the retarded. Southbury employs a concept of "Cottage parents." Cottage parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robinson converse with Cottage Life Director, Gary Thorne . People move in groups. Two women look at rows of dresses. A man cuts hair. A person works on a shoe. Close view of an orthopedic shoe and a giant shoe. Several mentally retarded women work on sewing machines. A distinguished gentleman speaks with a paper in his hand. Another man speaks from behind his desk. Front of Southbury Training School with the American Flag near it.

Date: 1969
Duration: 6 min 16 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Igor Sikorsky piloting VS-300 helicopter and setting a new record for suspension flight.

Shows Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 helicopter taking off vertically and in flight. Shows early helicopters, the Ornithopters, and Igor Sikorsky piloting VS-300 on May 6, 1941, setting a new record of one hour and thirty two minutes for suspension flight.

Date: 1941, May 6
Duration: 2 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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