Category Archives: Aeroplane Factories

Wills’s Aviation Card #58 – New “Voisin” Biplane, 1911.

History Behind The Card:  New “Voisin” Biplane, 1911. Card #58 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Capstan Navy Cut issue Gabriel Voisin, February 5, 1880 in Belleville-sur-Saône, France – December 25, 1973 in Ozenay, France; Charles Voisin, July … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #56 – “Howard-Wright” Biplane.

History Behind The Card: “Howard-Wright” Biplane. Card #56 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series Capstan Navy Cut black back 1911 issue Howard Theophilus Wright, circa 1867 in Dudley, England, Great Britain –  died circa 1945; Thomas Octave Murdoch, January … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #55 – Paulhan’s New Aeroplane.

History Behind The Card: Paulhan’s New Aeroplane. Card #55 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Capstan Navy Cut issue Louis Paulhan aka Isidore Auguste Marie Louis Paulhan, July 19, 1883 in Pézenas, Hérault, France – February 10, 1963 … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #54 – “Piquerez” Biplane.

History Behind The Card: “Piquerez” Biplane. Card #54 of 85, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Capstan Navy Cut black reverse Paul Jules Jean-Jacques Koechlin, in Mulhouse (Haut-Rhin), France, May 7, 1881 – August 17, 1916,  Étinehem, France. Alfred Ritter … Continue reading

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A “Look” Inside A 1909 Aeroplane Factory

The headline describes the journey… Published in the April 25, 1909 edition of The Daily Picayune of New Orleans, Louisiana – page 43 – found via READEX, a Division of Newsbank… my source for early American newspaper resources. http://www.iw.newsbank.com. I … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #51 – “Bristol” Military Biplane.

History Behind The Card: “Bristol” Military Biplane. Card #51 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Vice Regal Mixture issue Sir George White, 1st Baronet, March 28, 1854 in Kingsdown, Bristol, Great Britain – November 22, 1916 in Stoke … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #46 – “Herring-Curtiss”.

History Behind The Card: “Herring-Curtiss” Biplane. Card #46 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 Glenn Hammond Curtiss, in Hammondsport, New York, United States of America, May 21, 1878 – July 23, 1930, Buffalo, New York, United States of … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #41 – “Farman” Biplane.

History Behind The Card: “Farman” Biplane. Card #41 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 Henri Farman, May 26, 1874 in Paris, France – July 17, 1958, Paris, France. Though not stated, the image on this tobacco card is … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #39 – The “Antoinette” Monoplane, 1909

History Behind The Card: The “Antoinette” Monoplane, 1909 Card #39 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910  Léon Levavasseur, January 8, 1863 in Le Mesnil-au-Val, Cherbourg, France – February 26, 1922, Pureaux, France This blog is kind of a … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #38 – “Bleriot XI” Monoplane

History Behind The Card: “Bleriot XI” Monoplane Card #38 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 Louis Charles Joseph Blériot, July 1, 1872 in Cambrai, France – August 1, 1936, Paris, France. Louis Charles Joseph Blériot was a success at pretty … Continue reading

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