GLENN L. MARTIN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/12/1917 - HFSID 44003
GLENN L. MARTIN He sends a letter to Henry Woodhouse, publisher of "Flying Magazine." Typed letter signed: "Glenn L. Martin", 1p, 8½x11. Cleveland, 1917 October 12. Stationery of "Glenn L. Martin Company/Aircraft". To Henry Woodhouse, New York. In part:
Sale Price $427.50
GLENN L. MARTIN
He sends a letter to Henry Woodhouse, publisher of "Flying Magazine."
Typed letter signed: "Glenn L. Martin", 1p, 8½x11. Cleveland, 1917 October 12. Stationery of "Glenn L. Martin Company/Aircraft". To Henry Woodhouse, New York. In part: "I...believe your opinion is a good one, and trust we can be of some assistance in making and locating of landing places in the vicinity of Cleveland...." Martin gives Woodhouse the names of Cleveland's Mayor and Chamber of Commerce President and the names and owners of Cleveland's newspapers. HENRY WOODHOUSE was associated with the Aerial League of America and was also publisher of "Flying Magazine". GLENN L. MARTIN (1886-1955) produced his first airplane, built from his own blueprints, and taught himself to fly. In 1912, at the age of 26, he became the youngest airplane manufacturer in the world, building his craft for specialized purposes. Four years later, Orville Wright and Glenn Martin merged their companies and the Wright-Martin Aircraft Company was formed in September 1916. When the U.S. entered World War I on April 6, 1917, Wright-Martin was the only American company that was working on a usable airplane engine, but the new company lasted only ten months. Martin wanted to build airplanes and resigned from the company. Wright reorganized as Wright Aeronautical. Martin moved his factory to Cleveland and, on September 10, 1917, a month before the date of this letter, reorganized as the Glenn L. Martin Company. Lightly toned around edges. Corners lightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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