Finding aid for the Elmer Van Sickle Papers


Title:
Elmer Van Sickle Papers
Repository:
Western Reserve Historical Society
Phone: 216-721-5722
http://www.wrhs.org
Creator:
Van Sickle, Elmer
Dates:
1931-1945
Quantity:
0.21 linear feet (1 container and 1 oversize folder)
Abstract:
Elmer Van Sickle was a professional pilot and businessman. He became a professional pilot in 1929, flying amphibian aircraft from Cleveland, Ohio, to Detroit, Michigan, for Thompson Aeronautical Corporation. He later flew the Cleveland to Nashville, Tennessee run for American Airlines. Van Sickle began a small machine shop, called Cleveland Aircraft Products Company (CAPCO), in his home in Rocky River, Ohio. By 1945, office headquarters had moved to Ontario Street in downtown Cleveland. The company produced wheel and brake mechanisms for aircraft. Van Sickle married Edith Newman of Cleveland in 1931. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, Cleveland Aircraft Products Company newsletters, mechanical drawings, memorabilia, and Van Sickle's 1931 wedding announcement.
Identification:
MS 4597
Location:
closed stacks
Language:
The records are in English