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Creator:
Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Co  Search this
Names:
Fairchild Aircraft Corp  Search this
Extent:
0.59 Cubic Feet ((2 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Newsletters
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1929-1958
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of various photographs, newsletters and articles relating to Kreider-Reisner and Fairchild Aircraft, including the Fairchild FC-2 Family, and the Fairchild KR (Challenger) Family, specifically the Fairchild KR-34 (Challenger C-4). Information is also included on the OX-5 Club and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1931), as well as documents and photographs on aircraft construction and facilities, including the Kreider-Reisner Factory No.1 in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Biographical / Historical:
Amron Kreider and Lewis Reisner co-founded Reisner Aero Service Inc., in 1925, as a fixed base operation (FBO) that operated a flying service and repaired and rebuilt airplanes. Their desire to construct a better airplane resulted in the formation of the Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Company, in 1926, and the development of the Challenger series of three-place, open-cockpit biplanes starting with the C-1 and culminating with the C-4C. In April 1929, the Kreider-Reisner Company became a subsidiary of the Fairchild Airplane Company which then re-designated the C-4C Challenger as the Fairchild KR-34C.
Provenance:
Helenmae Reisner Craig, Gift, 1988
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Fairchild FC-2 Family  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Fairchild KR (Challenger) Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newsletters
Photographs
Citation:
Kreider-Reisner / Fairchild Collection, Accession 1988-0134, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1988.0134
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1988-0134