The original SPAD aircraft manufacturing company was formed by Armand Deperdussin in 1910. The acronym SPAD was derived from the company's formal name, Société pour les Appareils Deperdussin. SPAD was taken over in 1914 by the famous aviation pioneer, Louis Blériot, when the firm was experiencing serious financial difficulties. Blériot renamed the company Société pour l'Aviation et ses Dérives, thus retaining the same acronym.
Arranged and described (2008) and encoded (2020) by Jessamyn Lloyd.
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, NASM.XXXX.0891
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
This collection consists of a sales brochure that features information on Blériot Aéronautique and SPAD aircraft and includes four multi color lithograph illustrations.
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Collection is in original order.
This collection consists of an eight page sales brochure, 11.5 x 9 inch, bound with white cord at center fold and printed on light beige heavy weight paper. The brochure features information, in French, on Blériot Aéronautique and SPAD aircraft in general and on the following specific models: SPAD S.30; SPAD XV (S.15); SPAD S.29; and SPAD S.27. The brochure also features a multi color lithograph illustration, 7 x 5.6 inches, for each model listed above.
SPAD Aircraft Family
Les Appareils SPAD Construits par Blériot Aéronautique Sales Brochure, NASM.XXXX.0891, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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