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USA Pioneer Aviation Meeting Postcard, Help With Location.

 
 
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Posted 08/16/2015   08:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add codexluminati to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I suppose it is the USA, but there is no indication on where it is. Any ideas?



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Posted 08/16/2015   10:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KGB to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The only real clue is the wing markings. I see "M"(?) "ER."
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Posted 08/16/2015   11:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The mountains give a clue that it's not in the eastern U.S.
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Posted 08/16/2015   12:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oldguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm guessing it is a Curtis 1912 Pusher Bi-plane. Location is likely Tucson AZ or NE.

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Posted 08/16/2015   4:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add codexluminati to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I appreciate all of you taking the time to help identifying.
I will try to search with all the new input.
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Posted 08/17/2015   06:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm guessing the lettering a the bottom of the bi-plane reads "MILLER". There were a couple of men by that name that were involved in pioneering aviation in the 1910s. It may be a clue, though.
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Posted 08/17/2015   10:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add codexluminati to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
wt1, I think you were almost right, it may be a name, but the second letter looks more like U, so Muller instead of Miller.
I just found this about a Muller:
•Jacques Muller (*1881 †1956)
Aircraft constructor and pioneering pilot between 1910 and 1920. Living in Salinas, Kansas, Jacques Muller built one of the first airplanes in the US in 1910. The plane was named "Prairie Eagle". On 18 July 1910 he patented a propellor, on display nowadays in the Smithonian Institute in Washington. He founded his own company called "Jack Muller Aeronautical Enterprises". World War I started whilst he visited Luxembourg in 1914. He decided to stay in Luxembourg and became a pioneer of the paint industry, registering several patents for anti rust paint.

Now I will try to find some pictures to see if it matches.
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