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Aeroplane stabilizing mechanism

Aeroplane stabilizing mechanism
Date: November 11, 1919
This patent drawing and description depicts and describes Frank Dove's Aeroplance Stabilizing Mechanism. Dove, a resident of Topeka, Kansas, who worked with Albin Longren, applied for the patent on February 6, 1918, and the patent itself was issued on November 11, 1919. Dove's mechanism provided increased control and helped stabilize airplanes in flight.


Albin K. Longren's No. 6, Model G airplane

Albin K. Longren's No. 6, Model G airplane
Date: Between 1916 and 1920
This is a photo of Philip Billard sitting in Albin K. Longren's No. 6, Model G airplane (biplane) which was built in 1916. Longren and his wife Dolly opened an airplane factory in Topeka, Kansas. Longren's factory was the first successful aircraft manufacturing firm in Kansas.


Albin Kasper Longren and Dolly Longren with plane #5

Albin Kasper Longren and Dolly Longren with plane #5
Date: 1914
A photograph showing Dolly Longren at the controls of Longren airplane #5. Albin Kasper Longren the designer and builder is standing by the plane.


Flight record #42

Flight record #42
Creator: Billard, Louis Philip, 1891-1918
Date: December 7, 1916
Flight record #42 recording Philip Billard's December 7, 1916, flight in a Longren Model G tractor-type airplane. Billard's flight time was part of the hours required to renew his pilot's license.


Fuselage

Fuselage
Date: April 10, 1922-June 16, 1925
KS: 7th: 4.6.: significance of the work of entrepreneurial Kansans in the aviation industry


Great Air Future

Great Air Future
Creator: Topeka Journal
Date: June 12, 1919
In this article from the Topeka Journal, Albin K. Longren predicts that air travel will soon be as common and affordable as travel by motor vehicle. Longren also contends that the airplane manufacturing plant that he intends on setting up will be capable of producing twenty-five airplanes per day in order to meet the anticipated demand.


Hamilton Hall, Topeka, Kansas

Hamilton Hall, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1910s
This photograph shows Hamilton Hall in Topeka, Kansas, where A.K. Longren built his first airplane, Topeka 1.


Longren's airplane company, Topeka, Kansas

Longren's airplane company, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Boeger, Paul
Date: Between 1914 and 1917
This black and white photograph shows the Albin K. Longren's airplane plant at 420 SW Jackson Street in Topeka, Kansas. The building ,which is still standing, manufactured at least five different airplane models in its day. The photograph shows the small-scale nature of early aircraft production.


Longren aircraft factory, Topeka, Kansas

Longren aircraft factory, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Longren, Albin K., 1882-1950
Date: 1920
This photograph shows the Longren aircraft factory circa 1920. Various pieces for building airplane wings are laid out on the tables, including large sections of wings that have already been partially assembled.


Longren aircraft taking on fuel at Clay Center, Kansas

Longren aircraft taking on fuel at Clay Center, Kansas
Date: 1922
This photograph shows A.K.Longren standing beside one of his AK model airplanes while it is being refueled at Clay Center, Kansas.


New Longren airplane

New Longren airplane
Date: Between 1920 and 1928
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.


Topekan pioneered in aviation

Topekan pioneered in aviation
Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: September 3, 1970
This article published in the Topeka Capital covers the life and accomplishments of Albin K. Longren.


U.S. Navy accepts its first plane of Longren plant

U.S. Navy accepts its first plane of Longren plant
Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: February 19, 1924
This article details the delivery of the first Longren-manufactured airplane to the U.S. Navy. The Navy was especially interested in Longren's design because of its fiber fuselage construction which combined lightweight and strength.


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