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Ryan Aircraft Photograph Collection
This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
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'.
Louis A. Marre, Gift, 1997, 1997-0025, unknown
0.1 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
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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.
Ryan Aeronautical Company
Ryan, Tubal Claude, 1898-
Ryan Aircraft Family
Aircraft industry -- United States
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