Continental, Inc Archives

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0059
Creators:
Continental, Inc.
Dates:
1941-1955
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4.5 Cubic feet
(10 legal document boxes) (6 shoeboxes)
4.2 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains the files of Continental, Inc. from early planning documents predating Continental's creation through the company's collapse in 1954. It consists of technical reports and engineering drawings from the development of the Airphibian; correspondence between Continental, the CAA, and Continental's suppliers concerning marketing and certification of the aircraft; and the general correspondence of the company.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Continental, Inc. was formed in 1945 to develop a "roadable" aircraft designed by Robert E. Fulton, the company's president. The Fulton "Airphibian" was designed to convert from a light aircraft to a small, two-seat convertible for ground travel. The prototype Airphibian first flew on 7 November 1946. The Airphibian was awarded a Civil Aeronautics Authority Approved Type Certificate in December 1950, becoming the first roadable aircraft ever certified. Unfortunately, the Airphibian never found a place in the light aircraft market and the company collapsed in 1954.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
No donor information

General
General
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Conditions Governing Use
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Repository Contact
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