Speed - For Business For Pleasure

By: Spartan Aircraft Company

Price: $50.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fair


Color Illustrations; This is an oversized promotional booklet with self covers and a stapled spine. The booklet is in Fair only condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The booklet has edge wear, rubbing, bumping and wrinkling, along with places that look like the item has been run over by some vehicle on a gravel road leaving little dings, bumps and embossments throughout. There are old spots discoloration throughout the text pages (possibly mold spore - which has been treated). There are several small tears throughout. Though a not very pretty copy, this brochure is important in the history of early aviation. Included are descriptions of The Spartan C-3 -166 and the Spartan C-3-225 and their engines, The Comet, and the Wright "Whirlwind Seven". "Successful oilman William G. Skelly purchased the struggling Mid-Continent Aircraft Manufacturing Company of Tulsa in January, 1928. He renamed the company Spartan Aircraft Company, reorganized it financially and began the Spartan School of Aeronautics. Skelly continued to support the venture during the early years of the Great Depression, while it began producing a line of airplanes. The economic depression strained Skelly's personal finances, and in 1935, J. Paul Getty purchased a controlling interest in the company from Skelly. At the beginning of World War II, Getty assumed direct control of the company operations. He expanded manufacturing by making sub-assemblies for warplanes and opened branches of the Spartan School of Aeronautics in Miami, Muskogee and Ponca City, Oklahoma. The first aircraft produced by the Spartan Aircraft Company was the Spartan C3 open-cockpit biplane. Built in 1926 (first flight 25 October 1926) , the C3-1 was the first of a series of variants of the design for flight schools, sportsman aviators, and Fixed-Base Operators (FBO). The Spartan C3-225 was the last early biplane design produced by the company. At least 160 C-3 aircraft were built, using various engines." (from Wikipedia)

Title: Speed - For Business For Pleasure

Author Name: Spartan Aircraft Company

Categories: Aeronautics / Astronautics,

Publisher: Tulsa, OK, Spartan Aircraft Company: 1928

Binding: Stapled wraps

Book Condition: Fair

Seller ID: A40468

Keywords: Aeronautics / Astronautics Spartan Aircraft Company Bi-planes Early Aviation Spartan C-3-166 Spartan C-3-225 The Wright Whirlwind Seven Engine Aeronautics / Astronautics,