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Ryan Aircraft was established by T. Claude Ryan in 1921. Ryan Aircraft has been involved in the following aviation areas: piloted and pilotless military aircraft; personal aircraft; basic aeronautical research and development; scheduled air transportation; aviation training; rocket engines; high temperature metallurgy; and airframe components manufacturing. Ryan Aircraft was involved in several aviation 'firsts,' including the first volume producer of monoplanes in the United States. Ryan also built Lindbergh's aircraft, the 'Spirit of St. Louis'.

Identifier

NASM.1997.0025

Date

[ca. 1920s-1930s]

Provenance

Louis A. Marre, Gift, 1997, 1997-0025, unknown

Extent

0.1 Cubic feet ((1 folder))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Photographs

Scope and Contents

This collection includes 40 Ryan photographs with captions. Photos include: various stages of production, interiors of personal planes, aircraft flying and on the ground, and the aircraft being used as a recreational vehicle.

Genre/Form

Photographs

Rights

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Names

Ryan Aeronautical Company

Ryan, Tubal Claude, 1898-

Topics Ryan Aircraft Family
Aircraft industry -- United States
Aircraft industry
Airplanes
Aeronautics, Military
Aeronautics, Commercial
Aeronautics

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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