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LAWRENCE STANHOPE PAPERS, RG5660, 1921-2000

Series II, Space Garden, 1921-2000

Lawrence Stanhope grew tomatoes using hydroponics and a tiered rack, which he patented in the 1950's as Stanhope's Sun Slope. This growing rack is the root of the Space Garden, which Stanhope said would fly at least eight miles high, headed west at exactly the same speed that the Earth rotates east, allowing for constant sun exposure. The amount of darkness then could be controlled mechanically. After failing 112 times, he finally got a patent in 1986.

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7

Correspondence

1958-99

 

8

Ephemera

n.d.

 

9

News Articles

1955-2000

  

10

Notes (hand written)

n.d.

  

11

Notes (hand written)

n.d.

 

12

Patents

1954-84

 

13

Patents' Descriptions

1983-84

 

14

Patents' Descriptions

1983-84

 

15

Photographs, postcards

1921, 1928

 

16

Rolex award for Enterprise

1990

 

17

Stanhope Sunslope, Inc.

1966

 

18

Sun Slope Hot House Designs

1961

8

Oversize

Cardboard model of the growing rack.  See RG100

n.d.