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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. 

The GE jet engine is removed from the back of the C. Bain moving truck with the help of a borrowed Bourneuf Corporation forklift. (Spenser Hasak)

The GE jet engine is removed from the back of the C. Bain moving truck with the help of a borrowed Bourneuf Corporation forklift. (Spenser Hasak)

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