B-1 Speed Scout
"Sturtevant B-1"
"B-1 Speed Scout 1916 = Army pursuit. 1pOswB;
Sturtevant A5; span: 30'7" length: 23'3". Grover Loening. POP: 1."
Aerofiles Collection

     If you search for "Grover C. Loening" +Sturtevant, using the Google search engine, (9-8-06), you will find about 22 links. Among the most helpful are the following.

Sturtevant Aeroplane Co.
     In the WW I subsection of the Sturtevant Fan Co. website, you will find this introductory paragraph:

"Sturtevant's contribution to early aviation is a long forgotten part of that industry's history. In addition to being the first builder of aeroengines in Massachusetts and the only large scale aircraft manufacturer in the Boston area, they notably introduced the first all-metal fuselage planes to be used by the US Navy and Army.
The story is revealed through the two subsidiaries; Sturtevant Mfg.(engines) and Sturtevant Aeroplane(aircraft)."

     It is in the Sturtevant Aeroplane subsection that you find that Vincent Tocco Jr. has assembled a comprehensive history of the company which includes numerous references to Grover Loening. He had been signed to a two year contract as Chief Engineer and Designer for the company. During his time there, he was responsible for the production of numerous aeroplane models of historic interest, which are described in detail on the website. You can access the site by clicking on the title above.

     This page on the Sturtevant website offers a brief history of the company and many, beautiful photographs of aeroplanes which it produced. There is also a link to a page which describes the Sturtevant Engines, but the images seem to have disappeared. There is a link to Aerofiles where you will find some images are available. You can access this site by clicking on the title above.

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