Richardson Aeroplane Company
Founders or key people: Holden C. Richardson, A. S. Richardson. Made seaplane bodies, tandem biplane flying boats, and twin-tractor seaplanes; the latter, featuring two 90hp engines with three-bladed tractor props, triple floats, and triple cockpits, was in conjunction with the Washington Navy Yard, Washington DC. Work also appears to have been done in Philadelphia and, at least from 1915, New Orleans. In May 1916, pilot George Alphonse Gray tested a single-float tandem-wing biplane hydro on the Potomac River at Washington DC; this was said to have been considered by the U.S. Army for service in the 1916 Mexican campaign, but was never used in that role. U.S. patent for hydroaeroplane granted 15 Feb. 1916.
Patent assigned to this company, invented by John Chapman: Patent US-1916-1172196
|Richardson Aeroplane Corp., Richardson Aeroplane Company
|Lowell, MA; Washington, DC; Philadelphia, PA; New Orleans, LA.
|hydroplanes, seaplanes, military
|Holden C. Richardson, A. S. Richardson