John H. Evans Library Digital Collections

Edwin A. and Marion Link Special Collection

Title

Edwin A. and Marion Link Special Collection

Subject

Edwin A. and Marion C. Link

Description

Blueprints, charts, maps, manuscripts, and letters about Ed Link's engineering research as a pioneer in aviation and underwater exploration.

Edwin Albert Link invented the first flight simulator. Known as the "blue box", "pilot maker, or "Link trainer", it provided a new way for pilots to learn to fly while safely on the ground. Later inventions included submersibles and decompression chambers for divers to safely explore the depths of the ocean.

Marion Clayton Link worked with her husband and chronicled their lives and discoveries in books and articles.

This bibliography and digital collection complement the Link Collections at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton and the Roberson Center for the Arts and Sciences in Binghamton, New York.

Publisher

Florida Institute of Technology

Rights

Florida Institute of Technology John H. Evans Library

Items in the Edwin A. and Marion Link Special Collection Collection

Johnson Sea Link
Submersible

Chamber on hoist
Photograph taken in the Bahamas

Diver entering chamber
Photograph taken underwater in the Bahamas

Diver entering chamber
Photograph taken underwater in the Bahamas

R/V Seward Johnson at the dock
Photograph taken at Harbor Branch

Archaeological find
Photograph taken at Port Royal

Diver with archaeological find
Photograph taken at Port Royal

Sea Diver
Photograph taken at Port Royal