Portrait of William B. Stout, 1929

Summary

Engineer William B. Stout established the Stout Metal Airplane Company in 1922 and introduced the first successful all-metal commercial American airplane two years later. Ford Motor Company purchased Stout's firm in 1925. Stout's work contributed to the development of the Ford Tri-Motor, one of the most popular aircraft in early commercial aviation.

Engineer William B. Stout established the Stout Metal Airplane Company in 1922 and introduced the first successful all-metal commercial American airplane two years later. Ford Motor Company purchased Stout's firm in 1925. Stout's work contributed to the development of the Ford Tri-Motor, one of the most popular aircraft in early commercial aviation.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

04 December 1929

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.189.6987

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Linen (Material)
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 11 in

Inscriptions

Handwritten into image on lower left corner: F.(?) Redman / Detroit

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