Mr. Piper And His Cubs

By: Francis, Devon

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B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends of the book cover have some beginning bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a neatly inked previous owner's name on the front endpaper. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but does have several edge nicks, a couple of small edge tears and some spotting to the rear cover. "The company was founded as the Taylor Brothers Aircraft Manufacturing Company in September 1927 by Clarence Gilbert Taylor and Gordon A. Taylor in Rochester, New York. The company was renamed Taylor Brothers Aircraft Corporation in April 1928, shortly before Gordon Taylor died in an aircraft accident on April 24, 1928. The company was enticed to move to Bradford, Pennsylvania, with the promise of larger facility and investment capital from local businessmen, including an initial investment of $400 from local oil industry engineer William T. Piper. The move was completed in September 1929. In late 1930, the company filed for bankruptcy and William T. Piper purchased the assets of the company for $761. Reorganized as the Taylor Aircraft Company, Piper effectively took control of the firm when he assumed the position of corporate secretary-treasurer, although he retained C. G. Taylor in the role of president. Piper, often called the "Henry Ford of Aviation", firmly believed a simple-to-operate, low-cost, private airplane would flourish, even in the darkest depths of the Great Depression. This aircraft was the E-2 Cub."

Title: Mr. Piper And His Cubs

Author Name: Francis, Devon

Categories: Aviation,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Ames, IA, Iowa State University Press: 1973

ISBN Number: 081381250X

ISBN Number 13: 9780813812502

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: A34304

Keywords: Aviation Devon Francis William T. Piper Piper Cub Airplanes E-2 Cub Airplane Companies Aviation,