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Clarence Ferrier slides

1950s-1960s
 Collection
Accession: 2022-211

Abstract

Clarence Ferrier (1908-1990) was a photographer for more than twenty-seven years at All American Engineering Co., an aeronautical engineering and research firm incorporated in Georgetown, Delaware, on October 31, 1952. This small colletion of slides depicts the facility, hanger, aircraft, and employees.

Dates

  • 1950s-1960s

Creator

Extent

68 item(s)

Physical Description

66 slides : color ; 35mm. 2 name plates.

Biographical Note

Clarence Ferrier (1908-1990) was a photographer for more than twenty-seven years at All American Engineering Co., an aeronautical engineering and research firm incorporated in Georgetown, Delaware, on October 31, 1952. He retired in 1969.

All American Engineering Company was originally a division of All American Aviation, Inc., which provided an experimental airmail pick-up service. In 1948, All American Aviation was designated the principal feeder airline for the Mid-Atlantic region. In response to its evolution into a conventional airline, the company changed its name to All American Airways, Inc. on September 20, 1948. On January 2, 1953, All American Airways split its engineering and research units to become Allegheny Airlines, Inc. and All American Engineering Company. Allegheny Airlines, Inc. was renamed USAir, Inc., on October 28, 1979.

All American Engineering continued refining and manufacturing the automatic cargo and airmail pick-up equipment originally developed by its predecessor during the 1930s. It also developed gliders, ejection seat trainers, airborne winches, ski attachments, and other landing gear. The firm was renamed All American Industries on June 11, 1970, and merged into International Controls Corp. on May 7, 1982.

Scope and Contents

This small collection of slides depicts the facility, hanger, aircraft, and employees. There are several exterior views of the All American Engineering hanger in Georgetown, Delaware, and the All American Aviation DuPont Airport in Wilmington, Delaware. Employees pictured and identified include: Ray Janney, Charles Wend, Joe Barkley, Jim Shotwell, Herb Barr, Frank Davis, Erv Talley, and "Bobby." The aircraft pictured are an OE-1 on Zanos Beach, New Jersey; a Fairchild C-119 flying boxcar; a Douglas F-84; a Corsair; and a Navion. There are a few images taken from a plane during flight. Also included is a small set of images from a group outing fishing, riding in a speedboat, and swimming. There are two All American Engineering metal nameplates.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Additional Description

Provenance Note

Gift of the Ferrier family.

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Status:
Author:
Laurie Sather
Date:
2022
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400