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Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1908

Elmer Sperry

 
 
1908 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
1. 1908 Marker
Inscription. Sperry develops a gyrostabilizer then gyrocompass, then the gyroscopic-guided automatic pilot, which keeps ships, airplanes, and now spacecraft on course.
 
Erected by United States Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 52.585′ N, 77° 0.154′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on M Street Southeast. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1903 (here, next to this marker); Single Bit Bollard (a few steps from this marker); 1911 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 1903 (a few steps from this marker); 1901 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1919 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 1911 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1900/1920 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWaterways & Vessels
 
1908 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
2. 1908 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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