Roberts Motor Company Sandusky, Ohio


| January/February 1995


216 Carpenter Road New Hartford, Connecticut, 06057

My father, as a boy, lived right next to the Mineola Air Field on Long Island, New York, and consequently spent much of his time there watching the birth of aviation, yes, and also a few crashes!

The raving testimonial in the letter that follows, from Vice President E. W. Roberts of the Roberts Motor Company in the early 1900s, shows just how far aviation has advanced in the lifespan of just one generation.

I would like to share this with the other engine collectors and restorers out there.



The text of the Roberts letter:

I have just returned from the Mineola Aviation Field where we shipped one of our 4-X motors about two weeks ago. The installation had just been completed when I arrived, in a large Farman type biplane of forty-five feet spread which we understand to be the largest aeroplane in the United States today, weighing with one operator, 1000 pounds.














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