The Stinsons A Pictorial History

By: Underwood, John

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B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book. The book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some rubbing, bumping and wear. The corners of the book covers have some creasing and beginning rolling. There is a previous group's embossed stamp on the bottom front corner of the book cover (from the library of the OAF - Modesto Squadron). The text pages are clean and bright. "The Stinson Aircraft Company was founded in Dayton, Ohio, in 1920 by aviator Edward ?Eddie? Stinson, the brother of aviator Katherine Stinson. After five years of business ventures, Eddie made Detroit, Michigan the focus of his future flying endeavors while still flying as a stunt pilot, earning $100,000 a year for his efforts ? a huge sum in those days. Stinson found Detroit's business community receptive to his plans to develop his own airplane. Alfred V. Verville and a group of local businessmen ? the Detroit Board of Commerce's Aviation Committee ? supported Stinson's plans to establish the Stinson Aircraft Syndicate in 1925, and provided $25,000 to design and build a prototype, an enclosed cockpit, 4-place biplane, powered by a Wright Whirlwind J-4 air-cooled radial engine test flighted at Packard Field in Roseville, Michigan, a northeast suburb of Detroit. Packard Field was the first commercial air field in Michigan, opened in 1919, site of Packard Aviation and the Michigan State School of Aviation, making it a natural location for Stinson to launch his business in the Detroit area. " (from Wikipedia)

Title: The Stinsons A Pictorial History

Author Name: Underwood, John

Edition: 4th Printing

Location Published: Glendale, CA, Heritage Press: 1983

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good-

Categories: Aeronautics / Astronautics

Seller ID: A45751

Keywords: aeronautics / astronautics john underwood stinson aircraft company