Aviation Corporation

Aviation Corporation
Item# 571

American Airlines was founded as a domestic airline after the Aviation Corporation, a New York City-based holding company, was organized in 1929 and began to acquire young aviation firms along with bus lines, radio stations, and airport construction companies. Among the firm's initial acquisitions were some eighty-five small airlines, including Colonial Airways, the Embry-Riddle Company, Interstate Air Lines, Southern Air Transport, Universal Air Lines System, and one of Universal's holdings, Robertson Aircraft of Missouri, for which Charles A. Lindbergh had once served as chief pilot. The consolidation gave the new company a system of partially interconnected routes, a fleet of various types of airplanes, and a variety of local managements. In 1930 routes were redrawn, managements reorganized, and the pieces incorporated to form American Airways.

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Certificate: Capital Stock, issued in the 1940s

Printer: Columbian Bank Note Company

Dimensions: 7 (h) x 10 1/2 (w)

State: NY-New York

Subject Matter: Aviation and Aerospace | Holding Companies

Vignette Topic(s): Map Featured | Eagle Featured

Condition: Vertical fold lines, punch hole and stamp cancels in the signature areas and body, toning and edge faults from age.

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