At the March meeting, Dr. Norma Granville spoke about her father, Z.D. Granville, and his 4 brothers, who began life on a New Hampshire farm and went on to become world famous as the Granville Brothers of aviation fame, building the famous Gee Bee racers and other aircraft designs and innovations. Hers was not a technical talk, but one full of family history and antedotes. Many sildes were shown of the farm and early designs made by Z.D., including a wooden "calculator" (which he did not patent because he did not have the $15.00 for the application)! Our thanks to Dr. Granville for a most interesting and humorous look at a group of true innovators.
 
 
 
 
           
   
 
           
     
 
For more information on the Granville brothers and the Gee Bees, please link to the US Centennial of Flight, or Wikipedia.
 
     
 
 

 

 

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