Monday, July 23, 2012

Can you help identify the two planes in the following pictures?

Samuel Klepper, owner and creator of the Jardur Bezelmeter, is shown in two of the pictures you see.  The first one is a float type plane…where he is seated next to his wife, Lillian.  They are located on Lake George and it is 1927.

The second picture Samuel is among a few military buddies. They are standing by what appears to be a British plane, but not sure.  Samuel is definitely younger so I am going to date the picture from 1920-1927.

Would love to know the type of planes Samuel was interested in. 


SE5A British fighter aircraft
Thanks to many wonderful people in the aviation world, the second photo of Samuel and his military buddies are standing around a S.E.5A,  a British biplane fighter aircraft of the First World War.

Aeromarine 40

The second plane appears to be a Aeromarine 40 was an American two seat flying-boat training aircraft produced for the United States Navy and built by the Aeromarine Plane and Motor Company of Keyport, New Jersey. 50 out of an original order of 200 were delivered before the end of WWI, with the remainder cancelled due to the armistice.  The aircraft was a biplane with a pusher type propeller.  The pilot and instructor sat side by side, (wikipedia).



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