Sunday, June 14, 2009

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome: Wright Whirlwind J-5

"Wright Whirlwind" on the web should by "made in Paterson, NJ" not as it states "Patterson". I once lived in the Patterson Houses projects in the South Bronx where nearby the US Capitol Dome was forged by the Janes and Kirtland firm. The Society for Industrial Archeology is visiting you (Rhinebeck Aerodrome) in October and as a member I received the good news that The Great Falls in Paterson, NJ have become a National Historic Park as of 3/30/09 signed by President Obama. I grew up across the street from Conrad Link in Centereach, Long Island, NY, near Gyrodyne helicopters, who lived to 101 who worked for 40 years in a spring factory in Paterson, NJ. When given the choice the union there voted for a raise instead of providing pensions, then filled with young members. His wife was paraplegic. I also worked next to Long Island Helicopters off and on for UPS in Roosevelt Field where "Lucky" Lindbergh took off. (e-mail)

Wright Whirlwind J-5

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