Original Wright Brothers Aeroplane of 1903, U.S. National Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Slater Spinning Frame, 1790
Samuel Slater is considered the father of the American cotton industry because of his introduction of the Arkwright system of the cotton machines from England. This 48-spindle machine is one of two of his original machines still in existence, both of which are exhibited in the Textile Hall, Arts and Industries Building, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
The "Spirit of St. Louis" the plane in which Charles A. Lindbergh made his famous solo trans-atlantic flight to Paris in 1927. Exhibited in the Arts and Industries Building, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.