Friday, August 10, 2012

Taylor Chummy Rochester NY

The Taylor "Chummy", built in 1929 is the grandfather of the Piper Cub. This replica is on display in the Monroe County Rochester NY Airport Terminal. It was built in 1998 by the Rochester Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).
The Taylor Brothers Aircraft Company filed incorporation papers on March 23, 1928. Directors were: Gordon A. Taylor, C. Gilbert Taylor, Herbert W. Brigham, Ward N. Britton and Arthur Taylor. The initial filing consisted of 2,000 shares, without par value. Shareholders were Gordon A. Taylor, C. Gilbert Taylor and Herbert F. Brigham, each having one share.
Gordon A. Taylor was killed in a plane crash on April 24th, 1928. He was demonstrating a Taylor airplane at the Detroit air show when the crash occurred.
On November 3, 1928, President C.G. Taylor and Secretary Harold M. Shaw filed papers to increase the amount of shares outstanding by 1,000.

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