GLENN L. MARTIN - TELEGRAM UNSIGNED 01/22/1915 - HFSID 5000219
GLENN L. MARTIN The aviation mogul sends this telegram to Henry Woodhouse of the Aero Club of America Telegram unsigned, 1p, 6½x8½. Los Angeles, California, 1915 Jan 22. Received at 24 Walker Street, New York City, New York.
Sale Price $234.00
GLENN L. MARTIN The aviation mogul sends this telegram to Henry Woodhouse of the Aero Club of America Telegram unsigned, 1p, 6½x8½. Los Angeles, California, 1915 Jan 22. Received at 24 Walker Street, New York City, New York. On Western Union Telegram form to "HENRY WOODHOUSE/ 297 MADISON AVE AERO CLUB OF AMERICA NEW YORK". In full: "DURATION RECORD OF LIEUTENANT BYRON JONES MADE WITH NEW MARTIN TRACTOR JUST DELIVERED TO SIGNAL CORP FUEL TANKS USED WERE REGULAR EQUIPMENT MOTOR INSTALLED FOR DURATION WAS SEVENTY FIVE HOUSE CURTISS MODEL O JONES AROSE EIGHT OCLOCK LANDED FOR DARKNESS TIME EIGHT HOURS FIFTY THREE MINUTES". Glenn L. Martin (1886-1955) established one of the first airplane factories in the U.S. in Santa Ana, California in 1909. He began building aircraft for the U.S. Army in 1914. In 1917, Martin formed The Glenn L. Martin Company based in Cleveland, Ohio. During WWII, Martin's specialties were the B-10 and B-26 Marauder bombers. He is enshrined in the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Heavily toned. Worn and creased with multiple folds. Corners and parts of edges removed. "749 US" written in an unknown hand near sending date and location. Otherwise, fine condition.
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