Item #51974 Jennings Machine Works. R C. J. AIRPLANES.
Jennings Machine Works.

Jennings Machine Works.

Uniontown, PA. R. C. Jennings. No date. Ca. 1920.
Black and white illustrated booklet, 8 x 5 1/4 inches, 20 pp. including paper covers. Paste-on label on verso of front cover advertises new prices ("this list supersedes all previous lists"); an accompanying folded letter announces the R.C.J. Motor, the "Jr. Training Plane" and the "Sporting Plane", also availability of blue-prints for building and self-assembly of the R.C.J. airplane. Booklet comes with the original mailing envelope, which has suffered a 3 1/2 inch tear. (Also, the postage stamp has been removed--a zealous philatelist?) The booklet states the company has been "building Airplanes and parts since 1910" and goes on to state "we made Airplane parts for the British government" during World War I. In the initial pages information is supplied with regard to the firm's assembled and fully equipped single-seat bi-planes (the "Junior" and the "Sporting" models) followed by information regarding airplane plans for assembly by the do-it-yourselfer. Also, details are provided regarding fittings and hardware, wires and cables, fabric, woodwork, instruments, wheels, propellers, tires and motors. In the paragraphs following the heading "You Can Build One" the following information is provided: "All parts are so designed that they can be built by an inexperienced person by following our working drawings. To show how simple it is, a Japanese, not even knowing how to speak English, built a R.C.J. Motored Airplane in Tokio, Japan, and later flew his machine before great crowds. Can you do as well as a Jap?" An unusual and scarce booklet; no WorldCat found listing for the company or this item. Item #51974

Price: $171.00

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