MISS AMERICA X's Packard engines, #U-10, 1933
safety negativePHOTOGRAPHS - SOFT NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, MI, Detroit
safety film, KOdak
overall: 5 x 7 in.
5x7 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons at the Detroit Yacht Club Regatta in 1933. Image is an overview of MISS AMERICA X's engines taken dockside with Garfield Wood, the driver and owner, and his mechanic, Orlin Johnson, seated aft . MISS AMERICA X was a 38' hydroplane designed by John Napoleon Lisee and built by Gar Wood, Inc. of Algonac, Michigan in 1932. She contained 4 supercharged V-12 Packard aero engines giving it a top speed of about 124.85 m.p.h. Wood took the engines from MISS AMERICA VIII and IX in 1932, supercharged them and put them in MISS AMERICA X giving her 6,400 h.p. and weighing about 7 tons and won the Harmsworth Trophy race at Detroit in 1933. Stamped neg. sleeve info.: "65602F / DETROIT 1933 / [Box] 3860". Handwritten: "Gar Wood + Orlin Johnson in Miss America X / all engines". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection