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Ryan Broughams and Their Builders

Retail Price: $11.00

By: William Wagner

Ryan Broughams and Their Builders is a highly illustrated book about the early Ryan M-1s and Broughams including the most famous of them all, the Spirit of St. Louis, and the 231 similar Ryan aircraft built after Lindbergh’s Atlantic crossing.

In Ryan Broughams and Their Builders emphasis is given to the following Ryan airplanes: Ryan M-1, M-2 Bluebird, B-1 Brougham, B-3 and B-5.

Ryan Broughams and Their Builders

A section of the book contains biographies of the company personalities: Don Hall, Franklin Mahoney, Hawley Bowlus and T. Claude Ryan.

Additonaly, detailed information is included for Ryan's businesses: Ryan Airlines, Inc., Ryan Flying Co., B.F. Mahoney Aircraft Corp., Mahoney Ryan Aircraft Corp., Ryan Aircraft Corp., and Ryan Mechanics Monoplane Co. during the 1920s and '30s.

Ryan BROUGHAMS and Their Builders
Book Contents

Chapter Headings                                                         Page

Making of a Monoplane                                                                        3
The First Order                                                                                    8
Selling the M-1                                                                         14
Bluebird and Brougham                                                                        19
Debut of the B-1 Brougham                                                                  23
Mahoney Takes Over                                                                           28
The Special Jobs                                                                                  35
Enter the St. Louis Crowd                                                                    44
Now It’s Mahoney-Ryan                                                                      51
B-3s, B-5s and Doodle Bugs                                                                56
Detroit Aircraft Buys In                                                             61
B-7 and C-1                                                                                        65
Replicas of the “Spirit”                                                              70
Pilots and Planes                                                                                   75
Brougham Recognition Chart                                                                79                   
Postscript: Ryan Mechanics Monoplane Co.                                         80                               
Personalities: Waterhouse, William J.                                         83
Personalities: Hall, Donald A.                                                    85
Personalities: Mahoney, B. Franklin                                                       87
Personalities: Edwards, A. J.                                                                 89
Personalities: Bowlus, William Hawley                                       91
Personalities: Ryan, T. Claude                                                   92
Ryan B-5 Brougham (Scale Drawings)                                      94
Performance and Specifications                                                 96

100 pgs,softbound, 8.5 x 11, scale drawings, many photos.

Ryan Broughams and Their Builders

ISBN Number: 091185276x

Item Number: 315

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