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Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, inc.


Historical Information

The Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company was an airplane company that was created when the Aerial Experiment Association (AEA), founded in 1907, disbanded in 1909. The AEA was formed by Alexander Graham Bell who recruited Glenn Curtiss as a founding member. When the AEA disbanded in 1909, Curtiss founded the Herring-Curtiss Company with Augustus Moore Herring 1909; the company was renamed the Curtiss Aeroplane Company in 1910. In 1916, the Curtiss Aeroplane Company and the Curtiss Motor Company formed the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company. This company merged with the Wright Company in 1929 to form the Curtiss-Wright Corporation.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Purdue Alumni Association records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 182
Scope and Contents The Purdue Alumni Association records contains records from the Alumni Association from 1907 to 2008. The bulk of the collection is correspondence pertaining to membership, bylaw changes, publications, and alumni events. Of particular interest is correspondence between the Alumni Association and the Curtiss Exhibition Company of the Curtiss Areophane Company about the possibility of another exhibition at Purdue, stating that “due to recent improvements in their machine that their aviators are...
Dates: 1907 - 2008