The Spirit Of Ryan

By: Cassagneres, Ev

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Book Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; This is a trade paperback. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers have some light edge wear and bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. "The company's next venture was to build aircraft to fit the requirements of the new Airmail service. The first aircraft this company, Ryan Airlines, produced was called the Ryan M-1 mail plane developed in 1926. It was the first production monoplane in the country. The so-called Ryan M-1 of the 1920s is in actuality a monoplane designed and engineered by William J. Waterhouse of Glendale, California's Grand Central Airport in 1924 (Waterhouse and Royer Airplane Company). In 1925, Ryan purchased construction blueprints of the Waterhouse/Royer Monoplane "Cruzair." William Hawley Bowlus built the craft in a San Diego waterfront cannery building. Ryan painted his logo on the plane's rudder and immediately marketed it as the Ryan M-1. In an effort to disclaim plagiary, Ryan displayed his copy of the monoplane on an elevated platform at the airfield (Dutch Flat in San Diego) , sporting a large banner saying "Built in San Diego" (photo on file at San Diego Air and Space Museum, 2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101). Compounding and confusing the historical origins of the M-1, Ryan submitted Waterhouse's Cruzair design to the U. S. Patent Office as his own, and in 1929 Ryan was awarded "inventor" status for Waterhouse's monoplane design. " (from Wikipedia)

Title: The Spirit Of Ryan

Author Name: Cassagneres, Ev

Categories: Aeronautics / Astronautics,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Blue Ridge Summit, PA, Tab Books: 1982

ISBN Number: 0830623337

ISBN Number 13: 9780830623334

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: A41103

Keywords: Aeronautics / Astronautics Ev Cassagneres Ryan Air Tubal Claude Ryan Ryan Air Aviation Companies Aeronautics / Astronautics,