Aerocar, Inc. Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2012.0009
Creators:
Aerocar, Inc.
Dates:
1955-1963
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
1 folder
Repository:
Aerocar, Inc. was founded by Moulton B. "Molt" Taylor to produce the Aerocar aircraft he designed. This collection contains materials relating to Aerocar, Inc. including correspondence to shareholders; a news clipping; an advertisement for a scale model Aerocar toy; and two stock certificates for five shares each.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains materials relating to Aerocar, Inc. including correspondence to shareholders, which contains financial information, from Moulton B. "Molt" Taylor (president); a letter to Mr. and Mrs. Dickson Porter Hill (shareholders) from Theolynn Aune (wife of Harold Aune, one of the company's directors) discussing procurement of a contract for production of the Aerocars; a news clipping; an advertisement for a scale model Aerocar toy; and two stock certificates for five shares each.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Aerocar, Inc. was founded by Moulton B. "Molt" Taylor to produce the Aerocar aircraft he designed. The company was officially incorporated in 1951 and Taylor received official Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Type Certificate approval for the Aerocar in 1956. Taylor then began searching for a manufacturer for the Aerocar. A contract was signed in 1961 with Ling-Temco-Vought, but it ultimately fell through. Some examples of the Aerocar were built and used as demonstrator models, but the aircraft never entered production.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged and described (2012) and encoded (2020) by Jessamyn Lloyd.
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Robin C. Cowley, Gift, 2012, NASM.2012.0009

Using the Collection
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.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Aerocar, Inc. Collection, NASM.2012.0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
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