Crane Co. Hydro-Aire records, 1952-2005

Finding aid prepared by Gina C Giang.
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Crane Co. Hydro-Aire records, 1952-2005
Dates: 1952-2005
Collection Number: mssCraneHydrorecords
Collector: Crane Co. Hydro-Aire
Extent: 5 boxes
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2191
Fax: (626) 449-5720
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: This collection mostly consists of negatives, newsletters, and printed matter related to Hydro-Aire, a division of Crane Co.
Language of Material: The records are in English.

Administration Information

Access

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Preferred Citation

Crane Co. Hydro-Aire records, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Crane Aerospace / Hydro-Aire Corporation, November 2011.

Biography

Hydro-Aire was founded as an innovative technology company to support World War II aircraft production in 1943. It was acquired by Crane Co. in 1951. Today, Hydro-Aire is a division of Crane Aerospace & Electronics, and specializes in brake control systems across all market segments, including commercial, commuter, business, and military.

Scope and Content

This collection primarily consists of negatives, newsletters, and printed matter related to Hydro-Aire, a division of Crane Co. The two Hydro-Aire newsletters, HYDRO-AIREings and HY-LITES, spans from 1952 through 1974. There are approximately 400 35 mm. negatives and contact sheets. Photographs of interest may be a strike by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation employees, District 727, in October 1956. Also, there appears to be an ad campaign in response to a letter from William K. Kinner, where he accuses Hydro-Aire of being an "unprogressive company" and failing to take "total responsibility" for their braking system. The subject files include material related to two movies, advertisements, and a name change for the "airbus."

Indexing Terms

Corporate Names

Crane Co.
Crane Co. Hydro-Aire
Lockheed Aircraft Corporation

Subjects

Aerospace industries
Airplanes -- Brakes
Airplanes -- Equipment and supplies
Brakes

Geographic Areas

Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)

Genre

Negatives (photographs)
Newsletters
Printed ephemera
Reports


CONTAINER LIST

Box 1

Annual reports - Negatives

Folder 1

Annual reports -- Crane Co. (1964-1969)

Annual Report, 1964; Annual Report, 1966; Annual Report, 1968; Annual Report, 1969
Folder 2

Books -- Crane Co. 150 Years Together (2005)

Folder 3

Books -- Pages of Time. A Nostalgia News Report (1962-1972)

Folder 4

Correspondence -- Kinner, William K. to "Dear Chicken" (1968, Feb. 13)

With advertisement
Folder 5

Miscellaneous -- Hy-Lites (1956-1981)

Included: Clippings, documents, newsletters, notes, and photographs
Folder 6

Negatives -- Hydro-Aire neg. # 1-50 [undated]

Included: Contact sheets
Folder 7

Negatives -- Hydro-Aire neg. # 51-100 [undated]

Included: Contact sheets
Box 2

Negatives

Folder 1

Negatives -- Hydro-Aire neg. # 101-150 [undated]

Included: Contact sheets
Folder 2

Negatives -- Hydro-Aire neg. # 151-200 [undated]

Included: Contact sheets
Folder 3

Negatives -- Hydro-Aire neg. # 201-250 (1969)

Included: Contact sheets
Folder 4

Negatives -- Hydro-Aire neg. # 251-300 [undated]

Included: Contact sheets
Box 3

Negatives - Newsletters

Folder 1

Negatives -- Hydro-Aire neg. # 301-350 [undated]

Included: Contact sheets
Folder 2

Negatives -- Hydro-Aire neg. # 351-400 [undated]

Included: Contact sheets
Folder 3

Newsletters -- Crane Valve World (1957)

Newsletters, volume LV, issue no. 2
Folder 4

Newsletters -- Crane World (1955)

Crane World, May 1955; Centennial Crane World, July 1955
Folder 5

Newsletters -- HYDRO-AIREings (1952-1953)

21 issues
Folder 6

Newsletters -- HY-LITES (1966-1970)

33 issues
Folder 7

Newsletters -- HY-LITES (1972-1974)

22 isues
Box 4

Photographs - Reports

Folder 1

Photographs -- Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. District 727 Strike (1956, Oct.)

Folder 2

Photographs -- Missiles and Hydro-Aire Air Vane [undated]

Folder 3

Photobooks -- Crane Co. Hydro-Aire [undated]

Folder 4

Photobooks -- Crane Co. Hydro-Aire [undated]

Folder 5

Press releases -- Crane Co. Hydro-Aire (1959-1974)

Included: Clippings
Folder 6

Press releases -- Crane Co. Hydro-Aire (1974-1977)

Included: Clippings
Folder 7

Press releases -- Crane Co. Hydro-Aire (1970s)

Included: Photographs
Folder 9

Reports -- 1965 Advertising Program. Hydro-Aire Division, Crane Co. by Scott, Rifkin, & Wilson, Inc. (1964, Dec. 19)

Box 5

Reports - Subject files

Folder 1

Reports -- On History, Personnel, Products, Facilities, Markets and Investments (1958)

Folder 2

Reports -- R-664 Engineering and Research Laboratory and Model Shop Equipment. Available at Hydro-Aire, Inc. (1953, Oct. 26)

Folder 3

Subject files -- Hydro-Aire. Advertisements [before 1967]

Folder 4

Subject files -- "Hytro" movie (1975-1976)

Folder 5

Subject files -- Name change for AIRBUS (1968)

Folder 6

Subject files -- "One for the Road" movie (1955-1968)

A motion picture scenario for Hydro-Aire