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Thomas Brothers Corporation was formed in 1909 by William T. and Oliver W. Thomas in Hammondsport, New York. In 1913, the brothers incorporated the Thomas Brothers Aeroplane Corporation in in Bath, NY, where they manufactured their early aircraft. At the end of 1914, they moved the company to Ithaca, NY, where they built aircraft for the Royal Naval Air Service and the United States Navy and Army Signal Corps. In 1917 the Thomas Brothers merged with the Morse Chain Company resulting in the formation of Thomas-Morse Aircraft Corporation. Thomas-Morse became a Consolidated Aircraft Corporation subsidiary in 1929, and was dissolved in 1935.



Processing Information

Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2021.


Thomas Brothers Co.


1909 - 1917


Unknown, Gift, Unknown, NASM.XXXX.1125


0.05 Cubic feet (Folder)


This collection is in English.


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Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Photograph albums

Arrangement note

No arrangement, just one item.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of an album of black and white photographs of Thomas Brothers Corporation aircraft, including the following models: Thomas (Brothers) Model 10AT; Thomas (Brothers) Nacelle Pusher, Single-Place; Thomas (Brothers) No.1; Thomas (Brothers) TA; Thomas (Brothers) TA Hydro; Thomas (Brothers) E; Thomas (Brothers) Monoplane; Thomas (Brothers) Nacelle Pusher, Three-Place; Thomas (Brothers) 1st Flying Boat; Thomas (Brothers) 2nd Flying Boat; Thomas (Brothers) Metal Flying Boat; Thomas (Brothers) T-2; Thomas (Brothers) D-2; Thomas (Brothers) HS; Thomas (Brothers) B-3; Thomas (Brothers) D-5; Thomas (Brothers) D-2 Seaplane; and Thomas (Brothers) BP. The photographs also include the following Thomas-Morse aircraft and engines: Thomas-Morse SH-4; Thomas-Morse S-4; Thomas-Morse S-4B; Thomas-Morse S-5 Prototype (S-4 on Floats); Thomas-Morse S-4C; Thomas-Morse MB-1; Thomas-Morse S-4E; Thomas-Morse S-7; Thomas-Morse S-6; Thomas-Morse MB-2; Thomas-Morse MB-3; Thomas-Morse Model 8-88 8-Cylinder V 250-hp; Thomas-Morse Model 8-90 Engine; and Thomas-Morse Model 8-Cylinder V 135-hp.


Photograph albums


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Thomas-Morse Aircraft Corp

Topics Aeronautics
Aeronautics, Military


Thomas Brothers Corporation Historic Aircraft Photo Album, NASM.XXXX.1125 National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

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