Lot 24: San Mateo Airport opens 1930
23rd February 2017
San Mateo Airport opens 1930. Heading: (Aviation). Title: Official Opening Curtiss-Wright Flying School and Airport San Mateo, Calif. - Official Program July 4-5-6, 1930 (wrapper title). Place Published: San Mateo, Cal. Publisher: San Mateo Times Print. Date Published: 1930. Description:  pp. 31x23 cm (12¼x9"), wrappers. With a map on the rear showing the airport between El Camino Real and the Bayshore Highway. Within is the program of events plus numerous advertisements, both aviation related and local businesses. The Curtiss -Wright Corporation was created in 1929 from the consolidation of Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, Wright Aeronautical (founded by Glenn L. Martin and the Wright Brothers as Wright-Martin), and various supplier companies. The airport and flying school, established in 1929, had proved unsuccessful, and the land was for sale. No copies are listed in OCLC/WorldCat. A rare piece of ephemera from the great age if American aviation. Condition: Some wear, the whole creased vertically, a ink marks within, good condition.
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