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Tag: Frank whittle

How many stories can one object tell?

November 28, 2011

Debbie Rudder
When I decided to feature our rare Whittle aircraft engine in a recent blog post, I entered the term 'Whittle' in our database. Data on the engine appeared, along with a photo. Another object also popped up, with little data and no image.

Technology and 9/11: aircraft vs skyscrapers

September 8, 2011

Debbie Rudder
Sunday 11 September is the tenth anniversary of that horrendous and highly symbolic event, the ramming of two aircraft into skyscrapers in New York City and one into the Pentagon in Washington DC.