This pamphlet from the 1920s shows and describes Alvin K. Longren's new folding-wing airplane designed as a business and pleasure vehicle. The folding wings were designed with ease of storage in mind and the airplane, with the light weight of 550lbs and price of $2,465, was designed to appeal to the amateur flyer.
Date: Between 1920 and 1928
This pamphlet helps students understand the audience that the Longren Aircraft Corporation was trying to reach, as well as the unique design of Longren's folding-wing airplane which was very influential within the aviation industry.
KS: 7th: 4.6.A.: significance of the work of entrepreneurial Kansans in the aviation industry
Item Number: 213352
Call Number: K 629.13 Pam.v.1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213352
Business and Industry - Aviation - Production - Longren
Collections - Library
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1880s to 1920s (Benchmark 4) - Aviation entrepreneurs (Indicator 6) - Albin Longren
Date - 1920s
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Pamphlet
People - Notable Kansans - Longren, Albin K.
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Thematic Time Period - Industrialization and the National Economy, 1870 - 1920
Transportation - Air Travel - Aeroplanes
Transportation - Air Travel - Companies - Longren
Type of Material - Printed materials - Pamphlets