Huff-Daland Duster

Silver painted biplane with wood propellers. Huff-Daland Duster is painted on the side of the plane.
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The Huff-Daland Duster was designed in 1925 for a new method of controlling agricultural insect pests with aerial crop dusting. The Huff-Daland Manufacturing Company modified its sturdy Petrel military biplane with a large hopper for chemicals and spraying equipment. Huff-Daland Duster Company, of Macon, Georgia and later Monroe, Louisiana, became the nation's first aerial dusting business and was the forerunner of Delta Air Lines.

Created:

03/21/2019

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Eric Long

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NASM2019-01807

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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