Alden Research Laboratory Rotating Boom

Alden Research Laboratory Rotating Boom
1908

early 20th-century test facility for current meters, aircraft propellers, ships' logs, pitot tubes, and mine-sweeping paravanes

This rotating boom played an important part in the testing and improvement of current meters, aircraft propellers, ships' logs, pitot tubes, and mine-sweeping paravanes. The original boom was designed by Professor Charles M. Allen (1871-1950), the first director of the Alden Research Laboratory.

 
 

Landmark Location

Alden Research Laboratory
30 Shrewsbury Street
Holden, MA 01604

Visiting Info:

by appointment: Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm

Ceremony Notes

May 1982

Owner:

Worcester Polytechnic Inst.