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Posted 2 years ago

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BeauxPurdy
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My grandparents used expression 'Puddle Jumper' for little cars.
So I looked it up:
1. a light plane, especially one traveling only short distances or making many stops.
2. an old, rickety automobile; flivver
I think the "Puddle Jumper" painted as advertisement here ties in w/ these photos I found of airplane on beach.

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Interesting photos-- I am familiar with the airplane term, but I didn't know it could refer to an auto.

    Scott
  2. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 2 years ago
    Scottves,
    Thank-You!
    If you could guess a year, what year would you think these were taken?
  3. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 2 years ago
    I'm sorry, ScottveZ,
    I am horrid typist!
  4. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Based on the airplane, I would say about 1915- 1925. Can you read the writing on the side of the plane?

    Scott
  5. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 2 years ago
    Wow. I can't see/read airplane, but I will try to get better image.
  6. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 2 years ago
    I am amazed, it reads, 'US COAST'
  7. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    "Guard" is hidden. You can see the same on the boat.

    The crest near the front also looks like USCG.

    Scott
  8. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    I would suspect that this is one of the earliest US Coast Guard airplanes.

    Online research will probably reveal the exact age of the plane and this photograph.

    Scott
  9. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 2 years ago
    oh my. Now I am going to have to go back and get more photos and negatives out of the huge jumble left in grandparents house, I thought I had all I wanted, but now....
    I want more, I really like photos that are this old.
  10. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    I looked on the USCG site to see if I could ID the aircraft-- it looks closest to the Aeromarine 40 (first aircraft on the link); however yours looks like an earlier version (less wing support).

    I'd contact the USCG History branch and see what they have to say!

    Link to site I looked at:

    http://www.uscg.mil/history/webaircraft/aircrafttypeindex.asp

    Scott
  11. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Historian Office link is on the left side top of the above.

    Scott
  12. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Beaux get as many of the prints & negatives that you can you don't know what gems are waiting to be found.
  13. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Keep us posted if you contact the USCG Historian.

    Scott
  14. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 2 years ago
    I havn't contacted them yet, I went back over to my grandparents house & retreived more photos & negatives. I've been sorting thru them, what a mess & shame. For decades they were kept organized in envelopes & then they were just removed from envelopes and looked at & tossed on floor. It is mega mess.
    I do beleive that these could be from 1927 or 1932 from markings on back.
    I think...Maybe....

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