The Story of the Airship
Ohio: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, 1932. 8th Edition. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. There are a couple of tiny spots of fraying / wear to the front spine joint. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and address on the front endpaper. Chapters include: The Airship and the Airplane, The Beginning of Flight, Classes of Airships, Story of the Zeppelins, Goodyeawr in Aeronautics, The Free Balloon, Blimps or Air Yachts, Planning for the Naval Ship, Building the Airship Dock, Improvements in Airshp Design, and more. "In 1916, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company purchased land near Akron, Ohio, to build a plant that could produce airships. In 1923, the main Goodyear Company created a subsidiary known as the Goodyear Zeppelin Company to manufacture airships, including airships for the United States Navy and for leisure. By the late 1920s and the early 1930s, among the firm's completed zeppelins were the Pony, Pilgrim, Puritan, Volunteer, Mayflower, Vigilant, Defender, Reliance, Resolute, Enterprise, Ranger, and Columbia. Most of these ships utilized helium to become airborne, while zeppelins originally used heated air or hydrogen. During this period, other companies, especially European ones, were constructing airships to transport passengers, including across the Atlantic Ocean. Goodyear also manufactured two airships, the Akron and the Macon, for the United States military during the early 1930s. During World War II, the company manufactured 104 airships for the military at its Akron facility." This book was updated and published annual since 1925.. Very Good+ .
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Keywords: Aeronautics / Astronautics Hugh Allen P. W. Litchfield Zeppelins Airships Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Early Aviation Blimps Aeronautics / Astronautics