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The Edo Aircraft Company, later renamed the EDO Corporation, was founded in 1925. The company's first project was an all-metal flying boat, called the 'Malolo.' Because of the limited market for flying boats in 1926, the company switched its endeavors to the design and construction of all-metal seaplane floats. Development of the EDO all-metal float did much to stimulate the use of seaplanes. Over 300 different types of aircraft, from many countries, were equipped with EDO floats by 1941. During 1942-1945 all the floats used by the Navy and Army Air Corps were built by EDO. After the war, the company ventured into other areas, including: Sonar for underwater exploration and antisubmarine warfare; development of the hydro-ski; involvement in the Navy's Polaris and Trident programs; development of the navigational aide Loran; and participation in cold-war intelligence gathering equipment.

Identifier

NASM.1995.0054

Creator

Edo Aircraft Corp

Date

1925-1970

bulk 1927-1945

Provenance

Margery O. Erickson, gift, 1995, 1995-0054, unknown

Extent

0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Correspondence

Photographs

Publications

Financial records

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of material relating to the EDO Aircraft Corporation, mostly from the 1920s-1940s. The following types of material are included: company correspondence, photographs, brochures, price lists and float specifications, and annual reports.

Genre/Form

Correspondence

Photographs

Publications

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

Edo Aircraft Corp

Topics Aeronautics
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States
Aeronautics, Military
Edo Model B Flying Boat "Malolo"
Seaplanes
Seaplanes -- Design and construction

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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