Huff-Daland Duster Propellers and Fuselage

Propellers and fuselage of a biplane. The biplane is hanging in the museum.
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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 are the propellers and fuselage of the Huff-Daland Duster.

Created:

03/19/2019

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Eric Long

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NASM2019-01810

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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