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Towle Aircraft Company Inc.

Towle Marine Aircraft Engineering Co

 

Towle Marine Aircraft Engineering Company was an American aircraft manufacturer of light amphibious aircraft.

Founded in 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, the Towle Marine Aircraft Engineering Company, and its successor Towle Aircraft Company (1928-1932) were founded by former Stout Metal Airplane Division of the Ford Motor Company engineer Thomas Towle. Incorporated initially to build a custom round-the world amphibious aircraft, and follow-on aircraft based on the design.

In a 1930 patent, Towle listed the Towle Aircraft Company as part of the Michigan Amphibian Airplane Corporation.

At the height of the depression, financing was difficult. Towle's TA-3 used diesel engines on load from Packard, and was funded by Dr. Adams, a "painless dentist" of the Detroit region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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