Map of the Stout Air Services' Detroit-to-Cleveland Air Route, circa 1928

Summary

Stout Air Services offered scheduled passenger flights between Detroit and Cleveland in the late 1920s. The travel time was 100 minutes. Instead of flying directly across Lake Erie, pilots took the overland route seen on this map. This routing allowed pilots to navigate by visible landmarks, and gave them places to land the airplane in the event of an emergency.

Stout Air Services offered scheduled passenger flights between Detroit and Cleveland in the late 1920s. The travel time was 100 minutes. Instead of flying directly across Lake Erie, pilots took the overland route seen on this map. This routing allowed pilots to navigate by visible landmarks, and gave them places to land the airplane in the event of an emergency.

Artifact

Map (Document)

Date Made

circa 1928

Subject Date

circa 1928

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2014.29.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Edsel B. Ford II.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Red
Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.500 in  (Folded)

Width: 3.688 in  (Folded)

Height: 16.876 in  (Unfolded)

Width: 21.938 in  (Unfolded)

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