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Throwback Thursday Photo, The Lincoln Playboy Airplane

The Lincoln Playboy airplane, January 23, 1931 [RG2929.PH304]

Ready for takeoff! In today’s Throwback Thursday photo, Victor Roos, president of the Lincoln Aircraft Company, and his wife Clare pose in a tiny plane named “The Lincoln Playboy” in January 1931. Manufactured by the Lincoln Aircraft Company, the Lincoln Playboy had a twenty-five horsepower engine and weighed only 350 pounds. Its top speed was seventy miles per hour and could fly for an hour on one gallon of gasoline. Although the Lincoln Aircraft Company had high hopes for big sales of this little plane, the venture never really took off. [RG2929.PH304]

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