SOUTH CAROLINA STATE MUSEUM TRANSPORTATION CROSSWORD
- 2. Instead of relying on sail or man-power to row it, this type of water craft relied on the same type of engine that powered early trains.
- 4. The initials of this automobile company that has a manufacturing plant in Spartanburg County, SC. It is the first full manufacturing site the company opened outside of Germany.
- 6. nickname for the Curtiss JN-4D, a plane used for training by the army during World War I.
- 7. A type of railroad currency used in place of paper money.
- 8. The first American steam-powered freight and passenger locomotive ran for the first time on this holiday in 1830.
- 10. Before steering wheels, early automobiles like the Oldsmobile Curved Dash used this for steering.
- 11. This style of horse-drawn buggy, on display in the museum, was especially popular around the turn of the century.
- 15. This type of early air transportation, whose invention is credited to the Montgolfier brothers, was used more than a century before the first airplanes.
- 16. Electricity passes through this in a cylinder’s combustion chamber.
- 17. The museum displays this tool used for connecting two railroad cars.
- 18. The type of stunt pilot who would perform tricks either solo or in a “flying circus.” South Carolinian Dexter Martin was one of these pilots and his helmet is on display in the museum.
- 1. Often made of silk, this device is used by pilots if they need to eject from their aircraft in case of emergency.
- 2. This training tool for pilots imitates the look and feel of aircraft flight.
- 3. T Car made by Ford Motor Company from October 1, 1908, to May 26, 1927. T. Elijah Hall of Lexington bought the one on display in the museum in 1914. Unfortunately, while learning to drive it he shouted “whoa” instead of hitting the brakes to try and stop it and crashed into an embankment. He and the car were scratched but unharmed.
- 4. Type of railroad car used to haul freight that needs to be protected from the weather.
- 5. The name of first American built, steam-powered freight and passenger locomotive was the ___________ of Charleston.
- 9. A type of large metal nail used to secure rails to railroad ties.
- 12. A central hub with radiating blades, this part of an aircraft produces lift in a forward direction.
- 13. Early aviators wore helmets and goggles because this part of the plane was open.
- 14. The South Carolina ____ & Railroad Company operated the first steam-powered locomotive in America.