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Thomas-Morse Aircraft Corp. - American Bank Note Company Specimen Check

Inv# ABNS1195   Specimen Check
State(s): New York
Color: Gray and Black

Specimen Check printed by American Bank Note Company. Ithaca, N.Y. Early airplane underprint! The Thomas-Morse Aircraft Corporation was an American aircraft manufacturer, until it was taken over by the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation in 1929. Founded in 1910 by English immigrants William T. Thomas and his brother Oliver W. Thomas as Thomas Brothers Company in Hammondsport, New York, the company moved to Hornell, New York, and moved again to Bath, New York, the same year. At the Livingston County Picnic in 1912 The Thomas Brothers Hydro-aeroplane was scheduled to fly the first Hydro-aeroplane in Livingston County but later reported the winds prevented the flight. During 1913, the company operated the affiliated Thomas Brothers School of Aviation at Conesus Lake, McPherson Point in Livingston County, New York state (taking a page from Glenn Curtiss, who did much the same at Keuka Lake). In 1913, the name became Thomas Brothers Aeroplane Company and based in Ithaca, New York. On December 7, 1914, the company moved to Ithaca. Read more at

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Condition: Excellent
Item ordered may not be exact piece shown. All original and authentic.