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Bert Kinner

Summary
Winfield Bertrum "Bert" Kinner (December 16, 1882 – July 4, 1957) was an American aircraft engine designer and designer of the first folding wing aircraft. Kinner founded Kinner Airplane & Motor Corporation in Glendale, California which produced radial engines and aircraft. Early life Bert Kinner was born on December 16, 1882 in Benton County, Iowa. His father was from New York. His mother was born in England and her maiden name was Lee. Career Kinner worked, as a streetcar operator, in Denver before going to Minnesota, there working as a barber, taxi service operator, and car dealer. Aviation career ;Kinner organized the following aircraft and engine companies:
  • Kinner Airplane & Motor Corporation
  • Security Aircraft Corporation (1930-1935)
  • American Aircraft
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