[Ads-l] "fail safe" 1944 (second try)

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Mon Jan 25 15:57:00 UTC 2021

>From JSTOR.org, based on a pdf scan (my having failed in trusting WorldCat; OED has 1948):

1. Parts and devices must "fail safe."

December, 1944, 613/2, "Fundamentals of Airplane Design," by A. L. Klein,  SAE Journal (Transactions) 51.12

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