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The Crouch-Bolas Dragonfly was produced by the Crouch-Bolas Aircraft Corporation of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, 1931-1935. The design work used early STOL technologies that allowed the aircraft steep angles of climb and descent. While the aircraft was very successful in its performances, the corporation was unable to secure the financing to go into production.

John Godfrey was a minor investor in the Crouch-Bolas Dragonfly; in all he invested over 10,000 dollars in the venture.

Identifier

NASM.2014.0042

Creator

Crouch-Bolas Aircraft Corp (Providence, RI)

Date

bulk 1931-1935

Provenance

Deirdre Godfrey, Gift, 2014

Extent

0.25 Cubic feet ((1 box))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Stock certificates

Photographs

Correspondence

Drawings

Brochures

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of .18 cubic feet of the following material relating to the Crouch-Bolas Dragonfly: photographs; correspondence; reports; syndicate and loan agreements; stock offerings and certificates; brochures; drawings of Dragonfly take-off and landing specifications; copy of The Aeroplane, August 23, 1933; and newspaper articles.

Genre/Form

Stock certificates

Photographs

Correspondence

Drawings

Brochures

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

Topics Aeronautics
Crouch-Bolas Dragonfly
Short take-off and landing aircraft

Citation

Crouch-Bolas Dragonfly Collection [Godfrey], Accession 2014-0042, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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