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Waco Aircraft Company


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Clayton J. Brukner Papers

Identifier: MS-109

The Clayton J. Brukner Papers document the operation of an airplane manufacturing company, which was located in Troy, during the first half of the 20th century. The Collection consists of business records of the Waco Aircraft Company which was owned by Brukner, and various printed materials relating to aviation, books, journals, yearbooks, etc.

Dates: 1929-1965

WACO Aircraft Company Photographic Collection

Identifier: MS-343
Abstract The WACO Aircraft Company of Troy, Ohio produced aircraft from 1923 through WWII. During that period, the company maintained professional photography services to record images of their products. Following the company's decision to cease all operation and during the liquidation of the original assets, Mr. Raymond H. Brandly legally acquired the WACO Aircraft Company's original factory photo negatives from the management of the company. This large collection of negatives and prints contains...
Dates: 1923-1965; Majority of material found within 1923-1946

Aloys J. Wyen Papers

Identifier: MS-261

Aloys J. Wyen was an early aviation pioneer associated with the Wright Brothers, first in their bicycle shop in Dayton, and later at Huffman Prairie as a mechanic. He was with them at Belmont Park in 1910, then flew in Los Angeles, California from 1911-1916. He later worked as a mechanic with the WACO Aircraft Company in Troy, Ohio, and Aeronca in Middletown. His papers include family photographs as well as correspondence and photographs documenting his long career in aviation.

Dates: 1910-1988