Huff-Daland Duster Fuselage

Silver painted fuselage of a biplane. 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. Highlighted in the image is the fuselage of the Huff-Daland Duster.




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