AERONAUTICS: Foolproof?

The Curtiss Tanager, entrant in the Guggenheim Fund Safe Aircraft Competition, passed all its preliminary tests last week at Mitchel Field, L. I. It enters the finals with only one possible rival, a Handley-Page biplane similar in many respects to the Curtiss entry. Both planes have automatic wing slots. Frederick Handley Page has filed suit in Brooklyn for triple the amount of any prize the Tanager may win. He claims that the Curtiss plane is using wing slots on which he has a patent, without his warrant. The Curtiss company is expected...

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