AVCO Corporation (Specimen)

AVCO Corporation (Specimen)
Item# 4410

The Embry-Riddle Company created the Aviation Corporation in 1928 as a holding company tasked with acquiring small airlines. By the end of 1929 it had acquired interests in over 90 aviation-related companies, and in the ensuing years it developed these into American Airways, the predecessor of American Airlines.

The company was required to divest American Airlines in 1934 due to new rules for air mail contracts. The Aviation Corporation later changed its name to Avco Manufacturing Corporation, and then, in 1959, to Avco Corporation. In 1984 Avco was purchased by Textron and renamed Avco Systems Textron. In 1985, Avco Systems Textron became Textron Defense Systems. In 1995, Textron Systems Corporation was created, consolidating Textron Defense Systems, Textron Marine & Land Systems, and Lycoming.

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Certificate: Senior Note, specimen, mid 1900s

Printer: American Bank Note Company

Dimensions: 8 (h) x 12 (w)

State: DE-Delaware

Subject Matter: Aviation and Aerospace | Specimen Pieces

Vignette Topic(s): Male Subject | Company Logo Featured

Condition: No fold lines, punch hole cancels in signature areas and body, and some toning and edge faults from age.

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