Claison Wardwell: Stamford, Connecticut Scientific Box Kite

Collection Name: Drachen Foundation Collection
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Creation Year: 1915
Summary: This is a late 19th century Americana family of Connecticut, one of the Victorian homes on Elm Street, which made up the family compound of the Isaac Wardwell family. Claison Wardwell (1856-1936) was a leading dental surgeon for about half a century in New York city. He had many business interests in Stamford. He was an inventory who devised dental instruments and improved dental procedures. He designed and built a new type of scientific box kite, which won the prize competition at Blue Hill Observatory for meteorological purposes. Read article.
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Geographic: United States
Kite Type: Box\Cellular
Materials: Dowel, Cotton
Significance: Historical, Scientific