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Paterson-Francis Aviation Co 1913 flying boat
A flying boat with the engine mounted in the front of the (boat) fuselage, driving two tractor propellers via chains. Roy Noel Francis was a designer and aviator who in 1913 founded the Paterson-Francis Aviation Company. Charles Paterson was probably the financier. The machine was built in 1913 for the Great Lakes Reliability Tour. It apparently did survive the Great Lakes event and is reported to have been packed up by Francis and sent home, but nothing seems to be mentioned afterward. Around the same time, Paterson was reportedly building a monoplane flying boat.

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