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Velie
 
1902: (Willard L) Velie Carriage Co.
1908: Velie Motor Co.
 
More known for his carriages, automobiles and racers, and motors, Velie (grandson of John Deere) also capitalized and manufactured the initial 55-65hp Monocoupe aircraft upon acquisition of controlling interest in Central States Aircraft Co in 1927, hence early popular reference to "Velie Monocoupes" signifying not only the powerplant but the constructor.
 
 Velie-prods
Velie product lineup
 
When Velie died of an embolism in Oct 1928, his son took the reins but he, too, suffered a heart attack in Mar 1929 and Don Luscombe took over.
 
1928: Mono-Aircraft Corp (pres: W L Velie),
1616 McGee St,
Moline IL.
USA
 
 
 
 


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