Winfield B. "Bert" Kinner Collection, 1919-1993

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

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

Physical Description:
1.09 cubic feet (1 records center box)

Date:
1919-1993

Place
United States

Creator
Kinner, Winfield B. "Bert," 1882-1957
Subject
Kinner, Winfield B. "Bert," 1882-1957
Earhart, Amelia 1897-1937
Kinner Airplane and Motor Co
Security (Security National) Aircraft Corp
American Aircraft Co

Data Source
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Local number
1995-0004

Type
Correspondence
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Publications

Topic
Airplanes--Motors
Kinner K-1
Kinner Sportwing B-2
Kinner Sportster B-1
Kinner Sportster K-100
Kinner K-5 Engine
Security National Airster S-1-A
Security National Airster S-1-B
Aeronautics
Aeronautics, Commercial
Periodicals

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

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

Physical Description:
1.09 cubic feet (1 records center box)

Date:
1919-1993

Place
United States

Creator
Kinner, Winfield B. "Bert," 1882-1957
Subject
Kinner, Winfield B. "Bert," 1882-1957
Earhart, Amelia 1897-1937
Kinner Airplane and Motor Co
Security (Security National) Aircraft Corp
American Aircraft Co

Data Source
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Local number
1995-0004

Type
Correspondence
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Publications

Topic
Airplanes--Motors
Kinner K-1
Kinner Sportwing B-2
Kinner Sportster B-1
Kinner Sportster K-100
Kinner K-5 Engine
Security National Airster S-1-A
Security National Airster S-1-B
Aeronautics
Aeronautics, Commercial
Periodicals

ID: 1995-0004