Edo Aircraft Corporation Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1995.0054
Creators:
Edo Aircraft Corp
Dates:
1925-1970
bulk 1927-1945
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.45 Cubic feet
(1 legal document box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of material relating to the EDO Aircraft Corporation, mostly from the 1920s-1940s. The following types of material are included: company correspondence, photographs, brochures, price lists and float specifications, and annual reports.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Edo Aircraft Company, later renamed the EDO Corporation, was founded in 1925. The company's first project was an all-metal flying boat, called the 'Malolo.' Because of the limited market for flying boats in 1926, the company switched its endeavors to the design and construction of all-metal seaplane floats. Development of the EDO all-metal float did much to stimulate the use of seaplanes. Over 300 different types of aircraft, from many countries, were equipped with EDO floats by 1941. During 1942-1945 all the floats used by the Navy and Army Air Corps were built by EDO. After the war, the company ventured into other areas, including: Sonar for underwater exploration and antisubmarine warfare; development of the hydro-ski; involvement in the Navy's Polaris and Trident programs; development of the navigational aide Loran; and participation in cold-war intelligence gathering equipment.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Margery O. Erickson, gift, 1995, 1995-0054, unknown

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
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Edo Model B Flying Boat "Malolo" Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Seaplanes -- Design and construction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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