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Amron Kreider and Lewis Reisner co-founded Reisner Aero Service Inc., in 1925, as a fixed base operation (FBO) that operated a flying service and repaired and rebuilt airplanes. Their desire to construct a better airplane resulted in the formation of the Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Company, in 1926, and the development of the Challenger series of three-place, open-cockpit biplanes starting with the C-1 and culminating with the C-4C. In April 1929, the Kreider-Reisner Company became a subsidiary of the Fairchild Airplane Company which then re-designated the C-4C Challenger as the Fairchild KR-34C.

Identifier

NASM.1988.0134

Creator

Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Co.

Date

bulk 1929-1958

Provenance

Helenmae Reisner Craig, Gift, 1988

Extent

0.59 Cubic feet ((2 boxes))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Newsletters

Photographs

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of various photographs, newsletters and articles relating to Kreider-Reisner and Fairchild Aircraft, including the Fairchild FC-2 Family, and the Fairchild KR (Challenger) Family, specifically the Fairchild KR-34 (Challenger C-4). Information is also included on the OX-5 Club and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1931), as well as documents and photographs on aircraft construction and facilities, including the Kreider-Reisner Factory No.1 in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Genre/Form

Newsletters

Photographs

Rights

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Names

Fairchild Aircraft Corp

Topics Fairchild FC-2 Family
Aeronautics
Fairchild KR (Challenger) Family

Citation

Kreider-Reisner / Fairchild Collection, Accession 1988-0134, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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