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All American Engineering Company photographs

Accession 1968.006

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
research@hagley.org

Finding aid prepared by Laurie Rizzo in 2013.,

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-08-19T14:45-0400

Finding aid prepared using best local practices and Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Cite items for this collection in the following format:
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, All American Engineering Company photographs (Accession 1968.006), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: All American Engineering Company photographs
Dates: 1943-1961
Accession Number: 1968.006
Creator: All American Engineering Company
Extent: 58 items
Physical Description: 58 photographic prints: b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: All American Engineering Company researches, engineers and develops airplanes and aviation equipment. The collection includes photographs of air pick-up testing, airplanes, equipment, and personnel.
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Administrative Information


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Historical Note

All American Aviation, Inc., was incorporated in 1937 by Lytle S. Adams (1881-1970). Richard C. du Pont (1911-1943) became president in 1938, and the company began airmail pickup service in 1939. In 1948 the company became the principal feeder airline for the mid-Atlantic region, and was renamed All American Airways, Inc. In 1953 it became Allegheny Airlines, Inc. At the same time, the engineering and research units of the business were spun off and became the All American Engineering Company. This, in turn, became All American Industries in 1970 and merged into International Controls Corporation in 1982.

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Scope and Content

Aerial pick-up equipment and airplanes, experimentaion, and exhibition (including human pick-up); towing equipment on C-47 airplanes; aerial recovery systems; "Wingtainer" project; Du Pont Airfield, Wilmington, Delaware; and planes owned by All American Aviation Company, including Douglas DC-3s and Lockheed Saturns, with unidentified employees and people. One photographic portrait of Raymond B. Janney II, undated.

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Separated Material

All American Engineering Company scrapbooks and news releases (Accession 1074), Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library.

Publications transferred to the Published Collections Department.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

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GL 2 Air Mail pick-up canisters and equipment, undated; 2 photographic prints.
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GL 2 Air Mail pick-up equipment, undated; 1 photographic print.
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GL 2 Air Mail pick-up equipment in fuselage, undated; 2 photographic prints.
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GL 2 Air pick-up equipment, personnel, "wingtainer," airplane models, undated; 27 photographic prints.
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GL 2 XN "Wingtainer" after crash, undated; 1 photographic print.
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GL 2 Aerial pick-up equipment, undated; 2 photographic print.
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GL 2 Lockheed Saturn Transports, in flight, landing, and on runways, undated; 8 photographic prints. possibly at Wright Field, Ohio.
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GL 2 Aerial pick-up trackage, undated; 1 photographic print.
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GL 2 Pick-up testing using 2 motor monoplane and single motor monoplane, undated; 3 photographic prints.
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GL 2 Pilot in parachute, undated; 2 photographic prints.
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GL 2 Aerial recovery equipment, undated; 1 photographic print.
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GL 2 Groups at Air Fields and with Lockheed Saturn Transports, undated; 5 photographic prints.
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GL 2 Interior view - All American Aviation, Inc., Air Pick-Up System, 1943; 1 photographic print.
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GL 2 "100th Consecutive Aerial Recovery" plaque held by two Naval officers, 1961 October 30; 1 photographic print.
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GL 2 Raymond B. Janney, II, All American Engineering Co., undated; 1 photographic print.