Anthony Rudolph Silverston

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Anthony Rudolph Silverston was an aero inventor in Milwaukee. He gave the address 3200 Grand Avenue, Milwaukee.

As of 1912, Silverston ran the Milwaukee School and College of Aviation, an institution which was pilloried in Aerial Age Weekly.[1]

As of 1907, Silverston was General Manager of the Vacu-Aerial Navigation and Manufacturing Company. Some patents were 1/2 assigned to William Woods Plankinton, who was president of the company.[2]

Later he had some involvement with Marcus Garvey's Black Star shipping line.[3]

Spelling and data errors

On espacenet his middle name is spelled "Ridolph". Wrong, I'm pretty sure, but derives from the spelling on Patent FR-1909-394877. He could have used a different spelling, or the French office could have made a mistake. However, we can see that on Patent GB-1908-20433, which has the same illustrations as the French patent, his name is printed "Rudolph".


  1. G.T. Bindbeutel, "7 Schools (?) — All in a Row", Aerial Age Weekly, Vol. 1, No. 5, October 1912, p. 8.
  2. Publication 160, 1907, Aeromobiles soon to be on the market
  3. Marcus Garvey Life and Lessons ed. Robert A. Hill and Barbara Bair, glossary, p. 425.
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Names Anthony Rudolph Silverston; Anthony Ridolph Silverston; A. Rudolph Silverston
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Countries US
Locations Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Occupations inventor, shipping agent
Tech areas Airplane, School
Affiliations William Woods Plankinton, Vacu-Aerial Navigation and Manufacturing Company
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