Charles Healy Day company

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Charles Healy Day had been a designer for the new Glenn L Martin Co. in 1911; then managed his own tractor biplane shop, 1912-1913, he returned to Martin mid-1913; then was on his own for a while again in 1914.

Specialized in building tractor biplanes but also built a pusher biplane in 1913. In 1914, built a Gnome tractor and a 1914 Gyro tractor; the latter sounds as though it may have been the special looping aeroplane Day built in 1914 for DeLloyd Thompson who traveled as an aerial acrobat.

In 1914 Day closed his shop and moved to Sloane Aeroplane Co. as a designer.

Comment

We don't have the names of his independent shops 1912-1913 and 1914, and will make do with Charles Healy Day company for now. The records on the person and the company should be made a little more separate over time.

Sources

  • SD95, 215
  • 1917AAE182
  • 1917ASJ274
  • 1919YB195-196
Names Charles Healy Day company?
Country US
City  ?, might have been Santa Anna, CA
Affiliations
Keywords
Started aero 1912
Ended aero 1914
Key people Charles Healy Day, DeLloyd Thompson