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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.




Reisner, Lewis.


bulk 1929-1939


Linda Reisner Bracey, Gift, 2006


0.5 Cubic feet (5 film cans))


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Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Home movies

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of five 16 mm films taken by Lewis Reisner, 1929 - 1939. The films are essentially home movies, and include shots of travels in Paris, France, sailing, and family scenes including wedding and baby shots. There is also footage of aircraft shot at the National Air Races and while Reisner was on travel, as well as various Fairchild aircraft including: the Fairchild 22; Fairchild 24, and Fairchild 91 Baby Clipper.


Home movies


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National Air Races

Topics Air travel
Fairchild 22
Fairchild 91 Baby Clipper
Fairchild 24


Lewis Reisner Home Movies, Accession number 2006-0030, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

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