Cargo Door with Crate in Royal Typewriter's Ford Tri-Motor 4AT-8 Airplane, 1927

Summary

One of the most unusual uses of a Tri-Motor was by Royal Typewriter Company of Hartford, Connecticut. Royal purchased its plane in 1927 to deliver typewriters to the company's distributors. To avoid time-consuming landings, Royal dropped the typewriters, three at a time, by parachute. Royal ended the experimental program and sold its Tri-Motor before year's end.

One of the most unusual uses of a Tri-Motor was by Royal Typewriter Company of Hartford, Connecticut. Royal purchased its plane in 1927 to deliver typewriters to the company's distributors. To avoid time-consuming landings, Royal dropped the typewriters, three at a time, by parachute. Royal ended the experimental program and sold its Tri-Motor before year's end.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

29 July 1927

Subject Date

29 July 1927

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.189.4489

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

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