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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.

Identifier

NASM.2012.0009

Processing Information

Arranged and described (2012) and encoded (2020) by Jessamyn Lloyd.

Creator

Aerocar, Inc.

Date

1955-1963

Provenance

Robin C. Cowley, Gift, 2012, NASM.2012.0009

Extent

0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)

Summary

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.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Correspondence

Financial records

Arrangement note

Collection is in original order.

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.

Genre/Form

Correspondence

Financial records

Rights

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.

Names

Aerocar, Inc.

Topics Aeronautics
Aircraft industry
Airplanes

Citation

Aerocar, Inc. Collection, NASM.2012.0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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