Stanley Henry Page


     Stanley Henry Page, pioneer aviator and airplane engine inventor, died on October 5, 1964, at the Community Hospital in Los Gatos, Calif. A member of a distinguished San Francisco family dating back to the 1860's, Mr. Page was credited with the invention of the Liberty airplane motor of the First World War. The original --- now in the National Air Museum, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D. C., was considered the first practical warplane engine, with the ability to stay in operation more than 60 hours.
     Mr. Page was also an early automobile enthusiast.
     In 1908 he drove a Packard from Paris to Moscow and in recent years he had been restoring the car to mint condition at his Los Gatos estate. As a hobbyist, in his later years, Mr. Page put his scientific knowledge to work helping such artists as Yehudi Menuhin. He built a private soundproof theatre to enable them to record in conditions simulating a public performance. He is survived by his wife, Catherine.
From The Early Birds of Aviation CHIRP, December, 1964, Number 71

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