HARRY GRAULICH - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/16/1967 - HFSID 269155
HARRY GRAULICH. ALS: "Harry D. Graulich" and "Harry Graulich" in text, 1p, 8½x11. Riverside, New Jersey, 1967 February 16. On letterhead of Lay-Block to "Mr. Richard Calow, Ozone Park, New York". Begins: "Dear Sir
Sale Price $252.00
HARRY GRAULICH. ALS: "Harry D. Graulich" and "Harry Graulich" in text, 1p, 8½x11. Riverside, New Jersey, 1967 February 16. On letterhead of Lay-Block to "Mr. Richard Calow, Ozone Park, New York". Begins: "Dear Sir". In full: "The enclosed picture taken in 1913 at Oakwood Heights at the old Aeronautical Societes (sic) flying field in Staten Island. left to right Harry Graulich who in 1935 built and flew in circular captive a ½ size 16' wing span powered with a 20 HP. Henderson air cooled 4 cly. engine at Walden, New York. read about in the complete book of model aircraft pages 107-239-243-244-262-264 by Louis Hertz/Russell Halderman past president of the Early Birds of aviation/Ralph Barnaby past president of Early Birds and who holds glider pilots (sic) licence (sic) #1 the snap shot was taken 13 years before the first glider pilots (sic) licence (sic) was issued/Harry Alder charter member of Aeronautical Society, N.Y." Photograph not present. Aviation pioneer Harry D. Graulich (1896-1986) soloed in his first glider in 1913 at the age of 16 and was a member of the "Early Birds", an organization for pilots who received their licenses before 1916. A charter member of the New York Model Aero Club, his later involvement in aviation included working for a number of aircraft plants. Graulich helped build trainer planes for the U.S. Air Force, and the toolmaker also built aircraft parts. Lightly creased with folds, light vertical fold at the "G" of Graulich. Fine condition.
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