PLANE TO PLANE : THE STORY OF FREDERICK SAGE & COMPANY, LIMITED. WALTON, PETERBOROUGH 1911 TO 1936.

Chorlton, Martyn.


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Old Forge Publishing, Cowbit, 1st ed., 2004. 107 pp., photo-ills., ills., + plans. D.j., 30 x 21cm. FINE. Early in 1915, Winston Churchill, the first Sea Lord of the Admiralty, approved a parliamentary resolution for the expansion of the RNAS. The result was the requirement for the naval aircraft and the need for private factories, to contribute their skilled resources towards the war effort. This book is about one of those early ground-breaking sub-contractors, Frederick Sage and Co. Ltd, a well respected and long established firm who produced high quality wood work and specialised in shop fitting. Not only did they embrace and excel at producing other companies' aircraft - including Short Type 184 and Avro 504K - they then went on to design and build aircraft and seaplanes of their own.


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