Harvey Mummert
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Harvey Mummert
Harvey . Mummert Headstone
Contributed by Gretchen Casey, 9-24-10

Vice President and the Chief En-
gineer of Mercury Aircraft
     BATH, N. Y., May 3 (AP),--Harvey Mummert, vice president and chief engineer of the Mercury Aircraft Company, Inc., of Hammondsport, died in a hospital here today at the age of 47.
     Holder of several aviation records, Mr. Mummert had participated in several national air races. He formerly was an engineer for the Curtiss-Wright Airplane Company in Buffalo.
     Survivors are his widow, two sons, Charles of Buffalo and William of Hammondsport, and a daughter, Miss Isabel Mummert of Hammondsport.

     Om 1922 Mr. Mummert designed the Mummert, then described as the world's smallest plane. It had a wing-spread of 18 feet and overall length of 12 feet and, including the pilot, a weight of not more than 550 pounds.
     In 1925 he was a designer of the Aerial Mercury, a biplane designed for the night air-mail service.
     Mr. Mummert took part in many air races. He won the Dayton Bicycle Club and Engineers Club of Dayton trophies. In 1927 he took third place in the National Air Tour of 4,000 miles for the Edsel Ford Trophy.
The New York Times
Published May 4, 1939
Contributed by Gretchen Van Gelder Casey, 8-9-10

Editor's Note:
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please contact me.
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