Gyro history - Cierva letter- Bruce Charnov contact?

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On another forum I'm in someone said they had a letter from the original Cierva company that they wanted to get to a proper museum for posterity. Does anyone have a contact for Bruce Charnov or whoever maintains what is in Mentone?

Thanks

Rob
 

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Last I heard, Dr. Charnov retired from his university career in New York & lives in San Diego. He is a member of the PRA chapter (31) there.
All-In John would be able to get you his contact info.
 

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I am probably confused ... or have confused similar names ... (so beware)

We recently lost Dr. Bill Chernoff to COVID in April 2021 (age 57)
--- degree in physics
--- teacher
--- prolific inventor and machine shop owner (medical devices)
--- contributor to rotary wing technology incl. gyros
--- passionate about helicopters and was building his own helicopter
--- involved with Homer Bell group (Rotorway helicopters)

Like I said .... probably 2 different people .... nevertheless sad to lose an enthusiast ... Bill lived in BC Canada but operated mostly USA


 

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BRUCE (not Bill) Charnov was formerly an academic in (if I recall correctly) Business Administration at Hofstra University, who took a scholarly interest in the history of the autogyro industry, but he"s not a technical engineering sort of person.
 

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On another forum I'm in someone said they had a letter from the original Cierva company that they wanted to get to a proper museum for posterity. Does anyone have a contact for Bruce Charnov or whoever maintains what is in Mentone?

Thanks

Rob

What specific letter are you looking for?
Bruce donated the patient letters written to Pitcairn to the American Helicopter Museum. Are those the letters you are looking for?
He is emailing them to me and if that is what you are looking for I'll try and post them here.
 
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