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[Bell Helicopter 429 model]

Description: Photographs of the Bell Helicopter 429 model, held by UNT Special Collections as part of the Bell Helicopter Records. The model is dark red in color with a white slash and the number 429 in white on its side. Aviation pioneer Lawrence Dale Bell founded the Bell Aircraft Corporation in Buffalo, NY in 1935. When the helicopter division began to thrive, in 1951, the division established a new headquarters in Hurst, TX. The corporation was purchased by Textron in 1960 and established Bell Helicopter as a separate corporation.
Date: November 27, 2017
Creator: Sylve, Joshua & Merrill, Jeffery
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Photograph of helicopter model NX41860]

Description: Photograph of seven men aboard a single occupancy helicopter prototype. They are hovering a few feet off the ground during its first flight. This particular prototype is the basis for the Bell 47 series, which includes the familiar model with the cockpit encased in a bubble of glass and the tail with exposed welded tube, similar to the helicopter in the photograph.
Date: [1943..]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections