The CALL Of The CLOUDS: Aviation Advertising Booklet]. Gallaudet, Edson [1871 - 1945]

The CALL Of The CLOUDS

Aviation Advertising Booklet]. Gallaudet, Edson [1871 - 1945]

Published by The Gallaudet Aircraft Corporation, East Greenwich, R. I., 1919
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Unpaginated, though 16 pages. 8vo. 8-5/8" x 4-1/8" A rare trade catalogue from this firm first organized in 1908 by Edson Gallaudet, forming the first aircraft engineering office. In 1910, he established Gallaudet Engineering Company to build planes under contract. In 1917, he reorganized as Gallaudet Aircraft Corporation, which, as its first product, in 1918, mass produced Curtis floatplanes. In 1923, the firm was sold to Major Rueben Fleet, and became part of Consolidated Aircraft. This promotional booklet describes the Gallaudet Chummy Flyabout Sport Model, a two-seater powered by two 18 h.p. pusher-type motors. at the bargain price of $3,500. We find no evidence this plane was ever actually produced. Minor wear, with hint of damp adhesion to 'thumb' area of text fore-edge. Still, a VG+ copy. Brown stiff-stock paper wrappers printed in dark olive green, string tie 1st printing. Not in Brockett's Bibliography of Aeronautics [though 5 other Gallaudet entries are present]; no copies located on OCLC. Bookseller Inventory # 36345

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Title: The CALL Of The CLOUDS

Publisher: The Gallaudet Aircraft Corporation, East Greenwich, R. I.

Publication Date: 1919

Binding: Soft cover

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