Andrew Kramer Retires

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Andrew Kramer, Smithsonian instrument maker, retires after nearly 61 years of service. Kramer came to the Smithsonian in 1892, and was "one of the small group who worked with Secretary Samuel P. Langley on his famous airplane and the models that preceded it. From then until his retirement Mr. Kramer was associated with the Astrophysical Observatory."


  • Kramer, Andrew
  • Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Torch, August 1959, p. 1
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1953, p. 122

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


June 30, 1953


  • Airplanes
  • Instruments
  • Aeronautics
  • Retirement

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