Saturday, November 10, 2007

Photo of Lycoming Plant, Circa 1929

I found this great picture of the Williamsport factory (circa 1929) on Those are straight-8 L29 engines destined for the Cord automobile. (Hard to imagine one of these engines fitting in a car, but the Cords were great-looking cars.) The Cord automobile was just one of about 150 business undertakings that can be traced to tycoon Errett Lobban "E. L." Cord, who actually bought Lycoming around the time this photo was taken. In 1939, Cord re-organized all of his aviation holdings into the AVCO group (which, in turn, was sold to Textron in the 1980s).

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