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1Title:  Edward F. Schlee and William S. Brock collection, 1923-1964 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  68.160 
 Creator:  Schlee, Edward F., 1887-1969. 
 Abstract:  In 1927 Edward Schlee and William Brock attempted to fly around the world in a monoplane, "Pride of Detroit." The collection consists primarily of records concerning the around the world flight, and includes correspondence, news clippings, and photographs. 
 Subjects:  Schlee, Edward F., 1887-1969. | Brock, William Stewart, 1896-1932. | Wayco Air Service. | Schlee-Brock Aircraft Corporation. | Wayco Oil Company. | Air pilots--United States | Aeronautics--United States--History. | Clippings | Photographs 
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2Title:  Commercial Airplane Reliability Tour collection, 1925-1927 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  677 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  Henry and Edsel Ford organized the Commercial Airplane Reliability Tour to promote air travel and encourage construction of airfields. The collection primarily includes material documenting the first occurrence of the event in 1925. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943--Contributions in aeronautics | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947--Contributions in aeronautics | Aeronautics--Competitions | Aeronautics--United States | Airports--Michigan--Dearborn | Airplanes--United States | Air pilots--United States | Air Shows--United States | Balloons | Ford Reliability Tour | Ford Airport (Dearborn, Mich.) | Photographs | Photograph albums | Blueprints | Maps 
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