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1. A 4-Brother Team Wins Acclaim in Metal Craft A 4-Brother Team Wins Acclaim in Metal Craft September/4/1955 Article about the Swedish family business involved in manufacturing aircraft parts and lamp fixtures.

2. A Brief History of Manufacturing A Brief History of Manufacturing [ca. 2003] Manuscript surveys the history of the Pratt & Whitney/Westinghouse plant in Kansas City, Missouri from 1942 through the 1990s, concentrating particularly on the war years. Numerous copies of photographs,...

3. Air Age Here: Kansas City to Be One of World's Leading Aviation Centers Air Age Here: Kansas City to Be One of World's Leading Aviation Centers June/25/1929 Photo and article about the transcontinental passenger service here.

4. Aircraft Accessories Corporation Aircraft Accessories Corporation

5. Airplane before Hangar Airplane before Hangar Full frontal and side view of Executive Aircraft Company; located at 701 Perimeter Road.

6. Airplane Hangar, Interior Airplane Hangar, Interior Interior view of hangar at Executive Aircraft Company.

7. Airplane Hangar, Interior Airplane Hangar, Interior Interior view of hangar at Executive Aircraft Company.

8. Airplanes in Hangar Airplanes in Hangar Interior view of hangar at Executive Aircraft Company.

9. B-25 Bombers at Fairfax B-25 Bombers at Fairfax January 2005 Harry Desko and wife Alice give a short overview of their work at the plant in the Fairfax district in Kansas City, Kansas, where the B-25 Bombers were built during World War II.

10. Benson Manufacturing Co. Blazing New Trails in Production Fields Benson Manufacturing Co. Blazing New Trails in Production Fields 1950 Founded by John A. Benson in 1907. First a building interior business, later an aircraft manufacturer.

11. Deal Is a Liftoff for KC Deal Is a Liftoff for KC April 1, 2008 Discussion of the proposed construction of a $375-million aircraft assembly plant with possible 2,100 well-paying jobs by Bombardier Aerospace. Bombardier is a Montreal, Canada, based company. The decision...

12. Department of Commerce Approves National Aircraft Welding School Department of Commerce Approves National Aircraft Welding School May/28/1929 Description of the new school at "324 West 6th Trafficway" for aircraft production.

13. Edward Porterfield, Jr. Edward Porterfield, Jr. April 12, 1905 Reprint of an article from Kansas City Star clippings (June 26, 1927) about Edward Porterfield, Jr., designer and operator of the airplane manufacturing plant at 24th and Harrison Streets in Kansas City...

14. Engine Plant to WAA: RFC Passes Control of Former Pratt & Whitney Factory Engine Plant to WAA: RFC Passes Control of Former Pratt & Whitney Factory Dec. 17, 1946 News about the former Pratt & Whitney aircraft engine manufacturing plant, the "largest Kansas City war plant," vacant but planned for use by civilian light industry companies.

15. Fast-Paced Growth at Continental Disc Fast-Paced Growth at Continental Disc January//1982 Article describing the Continental Disc company in Riverside, Missouri, "the second-largest manufacturer in its industry" of producing "rupture disc components" for space shuttles.

16. Ford Wings for the B-47 Jet Bomber Ford Wings for the B-47 Jet Bomber Second Quarter//1953 Photos and article about "the first shipment of bomber wings built at Ford Motor Company's Claycomo plant" with speeches here by company president Henry Ford II, B. W. Rose ("Kansas city Aircraft Plant...

17. Goal in the Clouds Goal in the Clouds April 22, 1944 Need for workers in new aircraft manufacturing plant in Kansas City making Navy airplanes for the war effort.

18. Kansas City as an Aviation Center Kansas City as an Aviation Center December/18/1928 Photo and article about the logical center of aircraft manufacture being Kansas City.

19. Kansas City Concern Makes Planes: Butler Aircraft Corporation. .. Kansas City Concern Makes Planes: Butler Aircraft Corporation. .. December/18/1928 Butler Aircraft Corporation in production on two models.

20. Kansas City's Executive Beechcraft Will Be Acquired by BBA Aviation Kansas City's Executive Beechcraft Will Be Acquired by BBA Aviation April 28, 2007 BBA Aviation, a London-based firm, buys Executive Beechcraft Inc. Founded in 1938 by the Meisinger family, Executive Beechcraft has been serving the general aviation market for nearly 60 years. It is based...