Winfield B. "Bert" Kinner Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1995.0004
Creators:
Kinner, Winfield B. "Bert,", 1882-1957
Dates:
1919-1993
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.09 Cubic Feet
1 records center box
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the following: copy negatives, newspaper and magazine clippings, brochures, correspondence, invitations, photographs, an oral history cassette tape of Cora Kinner's remembrances, Kinner corporation documents; and letters to the Kinners from Amelia Earhart.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Winfield B. 'Bert' Kinner (1882-1957) enlisted in the Air Corps during World War I, but the war ended before he was trained to fly. So in 1919, Kinner moved to Los Angeles, CA, where he rented a barn, built his first airplane and taught himself to fly. Until his retirement in 1941, Kinner remained active in the aviation business. Kinner organized the following aircraft and engine companies: Kinner Airplane & Motor Corp; Security Aircraft Corp; American Aircraft Corp; and Security National Aircraft Corp. Aircraft produced by these corporations included: Kinner K-1 'Airster' -- which was the first aircraft Amelia Earhart purchased; Kinner B-2 'Sportwing'; and the Kinner B-1 and Kinner K 'Sportsters.' Kinner is perhaps most famous for producing the popular 'Kinner K5' engine and for designing the first folding wing aircraft -- the Security Airster S1-A and S1-B.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donna Hunter Kinner, gift, 1994, 1995-0004, NASM

General
General
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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Airplanes -- Motors Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kinner K-1 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kinner Sportwing B-2 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kinner Sportster B-1 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kinner Sportster K-100 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kinner K-5 Engine Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Security National Airster S-1-A Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Kinner, Winfield B. "Bert,", 1882-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kinner Airplane and Motor Co Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Security (Security National) Aircraft Corp Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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