Curtiss Robin Construction toy

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Curtiss Robin Construction toy

Postby alumtube » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:48 am

Recent ebay buy, construction toy ala Metalcraft : Cramp Manufacturing Company, Fulton Blvd Chicago. Junior Aviators Construction Set, Curtiss Robin. Nice large 26 1/4" wingspan. Die cast radial engine in great shape. Missing horizontal stab struts, all original.

Anyone sitting on any info about this company or this kit?
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Re: Curtiss Robin Construction toy

Postby Tone » Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:01 am

There is a Curtiss Robin preserved in the G Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport at the southern tip of Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes. When my parents took me to this museum in the early 70s I reached in and grabbed the controls. I was a bold kid sometimes. I remember in one of the Plane News issues devoted to Constructor Kit Aircraft, Sy Merrall contributed a photo of a biplane he had, an Army Hawk, by this manufacturer. I thought "What a painful-sounding name."
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Re: Curtiss Robin Construction toy

Postby alumtube » Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:29 am

Thanks Tone.

I checked it out, Airplane News # 29. Same maker so they must be a few out there somewhere. will keep looking for more info.
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