Edsel B. Ford, Richard E. Byrd and William B. Stout with Royal Typewriter's Ford Tri-Motor 4-AT-8, 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.

Material

Linen (Material)
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.625 in

Width: 11 in

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