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GLENN L. MARTIN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/30/1917 - HFSID 44004

GLENN L. MARTIN He's writes a letter, confused about why he received a book from the Flying Yacht Club. Typed Letter signed: "Glenn L. Martin", 1p, 8½x10¾. Cleveland, Ohio, 1917 October 30. On letterhead of The Glenn L. Martin Company to Henry Woodhouse, New York, N.Y.

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Condition: slightly soiled
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GLENN L. MARTIN
He's writes a letter, confused about why he received a book from the Flying Yacht Club.
Typed Letter signed: "Glenn L. Martin", 1p, 8½x10¾. Cleveland, Ohio, 1917 October 30. On letterhead of The Glenn L. Martin Company to Henry Woodhouse, New York, N.Y. In full: "I received an elaborate book entitled 'Flying Yacht Club Information for Immediate and Future use', compliments of the New York Flying Yacht Club, together with a circular which is being sent to all of the Chambers of Commerce which seems to be a wide spread campaign of the late J. C. Mars, Secretary of the American Federation of Flying Yacht Clubs. I am wondering just what it is all about? Yours very truly". Glenn 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, six weeks before the date of this letter, reorganized as the Glenn L. Martin Company. Addressee Henry Woodhouse was associated with the Aerial League of America and publisher of "Flying Magazine". Slightly soiled. Unevenly toned. Minor nicks in three corners. Otherwise, fine condition.

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