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Timm Aircraft Corp

Several experimental planes were produced during 1911-20, but data are lacking. Company logo proclaims 1911 as starting year.
 
Formed at Van Nuys, California, USA, circa 1922 as the O W (Otto William) Timm Aircraft Corp,
 
901 N San Fernando Rd, Glendale CA.
 
c.: 1928: Timm Airplane Co.
 
Was inactive in aircraft manufacture for several years, but in late 1930s produced prototype T-840 twin-engined six-seat transport.
 
1935: Timm Aircraft Co.
 
1937: Acquired Kinner Aircraft
 
1939: Metropolitan Airport, Van Nuys CA.
 
It developed a plastic-bonded plywood Aeromold, applying this first to the S-160-K two-seat primary trainer of 1940, which was built in Second World War as N2T-1 trainer for U.S. Navy.
 
Timm also built 434 Waco CG-4A cargo gliders, and did wartime subcontract work for Harlow, Lockheed, Vultee and other companies.
 
1941: Sold to Aetna Aircraft Corp, Los Angeles.
 
Charles Lindbergh's first airplane ride was with barnstormer Timm.
 
 

 

 

 


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