In the Fall of 2017, Beyond Walls began the process of conserving a 1942 General Electric Jet Engine given to us by GE. We undertook this project in order to pay homage to Lynn’s rich industrial history as the home of America’s jet engine technology. To ensure the integrity of the conservation, Beyond Walls consulted both the Air and Space Museum at The Smithsonian (Washington, DC) and the Harvard Museum of Natural History on proper conservation techniques.
A report and strategy was produced for conservation of the engine. Students from Lynn Vocational Technical Institute (LVTI) then executed the plan and learned new techniques in the process. Install at Lynn City Hall is expected for Summer 2019.
Project Partner Snapshot
Object: 1942 General Electric IAE Turbo Jet Engine
Location: Lynn Auditorium Foyer
Community Partners: Lynn Vocational Technical Institute, Automotive Repair Shop, Lynn Public Schools, The Office of Community Development & Lynn Engineering Department, The City of Lynn, General Electric Aviation
Status: In process, unveiling Spring 2019
Contributors: Harvard University, The Air and Space Museum at The Smithsonian