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Brown Mercury Plane at Burdette Field
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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A Siemens tri-motor (one at the propeller; one on each side) Brown Mercury plane at Burdette Field, located at 9401 S. Western Avenue in Los Angeles. Designed by Larry Brown and built in 1927 by the Brown Mercury Aircraft Co. of Los Angeles, the craft was of conventional construction with a wire-graced welded steel tube fuselage, welded steel tube tail surfaces, and a wooden wing, all of which were covered in fabric. The market for this type of plane was small and although reports indicate that it was a good flying machine, production of the aircraft was discontinued during the Great Depression. Photo dated: February 26, 1928.
1 photograph :b&w
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Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Burdette Field (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Airplanes--California--Los Angeles
Airports--California--Los Angeles
Brown Mercury Aircraft Co

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