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Object Name Airframe part
Date 1942-1944 ca
Maker Saranac Lake, NY: Gladd Brothers Company
Material Aluminum
Description Brace, part of the landing gear. Made of aluminum. Long, flat shaft with two short arms at either end to attach a screw through.

The airframe consists of the fuselage, wings and undercarriage. The brace is a part of the landing gear.
Notes Items donated were manufactured in the Gladd Brothers Company of Saranac Lake, NY between 1942 and 1944. The business started as a boat business in 1928, but quickly expanded and took on the franchise for Ford, Lincoln and Mercury Cars. During World War II, they operated a defense plant employing more than 200 workers, giving Saranac Lake one of the biggest payrolls ever known from its private industry. The Gladd Brothers sold the business in 1949.
Dimensions W-2.5 L-15 inches
Collection TRAN10
Catalog Number 1994.032.0002C
Imagefile 078\1994.032.0002c.JPG
Species Airframe part
Owned by Gladd Family