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Plant I Purchased in 1910, Closed in 1970
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Plant I Purchased in 1910, Closed in 1970
Bill Boeing purchased a boatyard from Ed Heath in 1910. It was closed in 1970.
Boeing Model 314 Clipper Assembly and Testing
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Boeing Model 314 Clipper Assembly and Testing
The whale-shaped Boeing Model 314 flying boat took cruise ship elegance into the air. Luxurious amenities...
Boeing Model 247 Factory
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Boeing Model 247 Factory
The revolutionary Boeing Model 247, developed in 1933, was an all-metal, twin-engine airplane and the...
Boeing Plant I, Seattle 1929
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Boeing Plant I, Seattle 1929
Plant I's large final assembly building was constructed next to the Red Barn after Boeing was awarded...
Boeing Plant I, circa 1933
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Boeing Plant I, circa 1933
Plant I's large final assembly building was constructed next to the Red Barn after Boeing was awarded...
Boeing Engineering Bay, 1930
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Boeing Engineering Bay, 1930
Plant I's large final assembly building was constructed next to the Red Barn after Boeing was awarded...
Boeing Plant I, Seattle 1966
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Boeing Plant I, Seattle 1966
Plant I's large final assembly building was constructed next to the Red Barn after Boeing was awarded...
Boeing Plant I, Seattle 1938
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Boeing Plant I, Seattle 1938
Plant I's large final assembly building was constructed next to the Red Barn after Boeing was awarded...
Plant I Administrative Building
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Plant I Administrative Building
Plant I's large final assembly building was constructed next to the Red Barn after Boeing was awarded...
Bill Boeing at the Factory
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Bill Boeing at the Factory
Bill Boeing at the Factory
Boeing Plant I on the Duwamish River in 1928
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Boeing Plant I on the Duwamish River in 1928
Boeing Plant I on the banks of the Duwamish River in 1928
F4B-1 Stabilizer Without Cover
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F4B-1 Stabilizer Without Cover
Early in 1928, Boeing built two new fighter biplanes using bolted aluminum tubing for the fuselage's...
F4B-1 Elevator, Uncovered
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F4B-1 Elevator, Uncovered
Early in 1928, Boeing built two new fighter biplanes using bolted aluminum tubing for the fuselage's...
F4B-1 Aileron, Uncovered
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F4B-1 Aileron, Uncovered
Early in 1928, Boeing built two new fighter biplanes using bolted aluminum tubing for the fuselage's...
F4B-1 Engine Installation with Two 30 Caliber Guns
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F4B-1 Engine Installation with Two 30 Caliber Guns
Early in 1928, Boeing built two new fighter biplanes using bolted aluminum tubing for the fuselage's...
F4B-1 30 Engine Installation with 30 and 50 Caliber Guns
BI229765 (2510b)
F4B-1 30 Engine Installation with 30 and 50 Caliber Guns
Early in 1928, Boeing built two new fighter biplanes using bolted aluminum tubing for the fuselage's...
F4B-1 Ammunition Reel and Guns Mounted on Frame
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F4B-1 Ammunition Reel and Guns Mounted on Frame
Early in 1928, Boeing built two new fighter biplanes using bolted aluminum tubing for the fuselage's...
F4B-1 Ammuntion Reel
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F4B-1 Ammuntion Reel
Early in 1928, Boeing built two new fighter biplanes using bolted aluminum tubing for the fuselage's...
P-12B Armament Installation
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P-12B Armament Installation
Early in 1928, Boeing built two new fighter biplanes using bolted aluminum tubing for the fuselage's...
P-12B Stabilizer and Elevator
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P-12B Stabilizer and Elevator
Early in 1928, Boeing built two new fighter biplanes using bolted aluminum tubing for the fuselage's...
P-12B Cockpit Lining Model
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P-12B Cockpit Lining Model
Early in 1928, Boeing built two new fighter biplanes using bolted aluminum tubing for the fuselage's...
F4B-2 Covered and Uncovered Stabilizer
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F4B-2 Covered and Uncovered Stabilizer
Early in 1928, Boeing built two new fighter biplanes using bolted aluminum tubing for the fuselage's...
F4B-2 Covered and Uncovered Elevators
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F4B-2 Covered and Uncovered Elevators
Early in 1928, Boeing built two new fighter biplanes using bolted aluminum tubing for the fuselage's...
F4B-2 Gun Installation
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F4B-2 Gun Installation
Early in 1928, Boeing built two new fighter biplanes using bolted aluminum tubing for the fuselage's...
F4B-2 Left Side Gun Installation
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F4B-2 Left Side Gun Installation
Early in 1928, Boeing built two new fighter biplanes using bolted aluminum tubing for the fuselage's...
F4B-2 Right Side Gun Installation
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F4B-2 Right Side Gun Installation
Early in 1928, Boeing built two new fighter biplanes using bolted aluminum tubing for the fuselage's...
P-12D Left Side Gun Installation
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P-12D Left Side Gun Installation
Early in 1928, Boeing built two new fighter biplanes using bolted aluminum tubing for the fuselage's...
P-12D Left Side Chute Installation
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P-12D Left Side Chute Installation
Early in 1928, Boeing built two new fighter biplanes using bolted aluminum tubing for the fuselage's...
P-12D Right Side Gun Installation
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P-12D Right Side Gun Installation
Early in 1928, Boeing built two new fighter biplanes using bolted aluminum tubing for the fuselage's...
P-12D Right Side Chute Installation
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P-12D Right Side Chute Installation
Early in 1928, Boeing built two new fighter biplanes using bolted aluminum tubing for the fuselage's...
P-12D Rear Ammunition Box Supports
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P-12D Rear Ammunition Box Supports
Early in 1928, Boeing built two new fighter biplanes using bolted aluminum tubing for the fuselage's...
F4B-4 50. Caliber Gun Installation
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F4B-4 50. Caliber Gun Installation
Early in 1928, Boeing built two new fighter biplanes using bolted aluminum tubing for the fuselage's...
314 Clipper at Plant I
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314 Clipper at Plant I
The beautiful Model 314 was designed to meet a specification issued by Pan American Airways in 1936 for...
Boeing Factory Workers Sewing a MB-3A Wing
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Boeing Factory Workers Sewing a MB-3A Wing
The MB-3A contract was the government's largest order for new airplanes since the end of WWI. After underbidding...
Mailplane Progress
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Mailplane Progress
In May 1927 Boeing won the bidding for the San Francisco-to-Chicago airmail route with a bid of $2.89...
Model 247s in Assembly
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Model 247s in Assembly
The revolutionary Boeing Model 247, developed in 1933, was an all-metal, twin-engine airplane and the...
Boeing 314 Clipper at Plant 1
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Boeing 314 Clipper at Plant 1
As airplane travel became popular during the mid-1930s, passengers wanted to fly across the ocean, so...
Haviland DH-4 Rebuilding, Boeing Shop Floor
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Haviland DH-4 Rebuilding, Boeing Shop Floor
Boeing gained valuable early experience in metal structures in 1924 by rebuilding surplus de Havilland...
Launching Boeing Model 314 Clipper
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Launching Boeing Model 314 Clipper
With a nose similar to that of the modern 747, the Clipper was the "jumbo" airplane of its time with...
Boeing Manufacturing in Red Barn May 23, 1918
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Boeing Manufacturing in Red Barn May 23, 1918
Manufacturing facilities in 1918 were simple and filled with craftsmen and women who made parts by hand....
Model 40B-4 Mailplane Manufacturing
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Model 40B-4 Mailplane Manufacturing
The first Model 40 was redesigned as the Model 40A in 1927 using an air-cooled engine. This engine was...
Model 40C in Boeing Factory
BI23968 (1936b)
Model 40C in Boeing Factory
The first Model 40 was redesigned as the Model 40A in 1927 using an air-cooled engine. This engine was...
Model 40C and Model 95 Mailplane Manufacturing
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Model 40C and Model 95 Mailplane Manufacturing
Model 40C Mailplane Manufacturing. The Model 40C was a four-passenger version of the Model 40A.
Model 40A Mailplane Assembly
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Model 40A Mailplane Assembly
The first Model 40 was redesigned as the Model 40A in 1927 using an air-cooled engine. This engine was...
Model 80A Wings and Frame Assembly
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Model 80A Wings and Frame Assembly
The Model 80 transport series, built for Boeing Air Transport, started with the 12-passenger Model 80...
314 Clipper Manufacturing
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314 Clipper Manufacturing
The whale-shaped Boeing Model 314 flying boat was the largest passenger transport of its time, and it...
314 Clipper Construction Scaffolding
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314 Clipper Construction Scaffolding
The whale-shaped Boeing Model 314 flying boat took cruise ship elegance into the air. Luxurious amenities...
314 Clipper in Factory
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314 Clipper in Factory
The whale-shaped Boeing Model 314 flying boat took cruise ship elegance into the air. Luxurious amenities...
Plant I From Afar
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Plant I From Afar
The northern end of a building in a shipyard was closed off and floored to become a conventional factory/office/engineering...
314 Clipper Wing Join
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314 Clipper Wing Join
The whale-shaped Boeing Model 314 flying boat took cruise ship elegance into the air. Luxurious amenities...
314 Clipper at Plant I
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314 Clipper at Plant I
The whale-shaped Boeing Model 314 flying boat took cruise ship elegance into the air. Luxurious amenities...
Women Prepare to Cover FB-5 Fuselage
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Women Prepare to Cover FB-5 Fuselage
The FB-5 was the most produced model of the Navy version of the Model 15 fighter and was noticeably different...
Model 80 Manufacturing
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Model 80 Manufacturing
The Model 80 transport series, built for Boeing Air Transport, was America's first airliner designed...
Model 80 Three-Engine Transport Assembly
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Model 80 Three-Engine Transport Assembly
The Model 80 transport series, built for Boeing Air Transport, was America's first airliner designed...
Assembly of Model 80
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Assembly of Model 80
The Model 80 transport series, built for Boeing Air Transport, was America's first airliner designed...
Aircraft Assemby Shop Floor, Model 80A and F4B-1
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Aircraft Assemby Shop Floor, Model 80A and F4B-1
The Model 80 transport series, built for Boeing Air Transport, was America's first airliner designed...
Plant One Gear Works, circa 1951
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Plant One Gear Works, circa 1951
Plant One Gear Works, circa 1951
Model 16, DH-4 Manufacturing
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Model 16, DH-4 Manufacturing
Boeing gained valuable early experience in metal structures in the 1920s by rebuilding surplus de Havilland...
Boeing Airplane Company, 1925
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Boeing Airplane Company, 1925
Boeing Airplane Company, 1925
DH-4B Steel Fuselage Static Test
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DH-4B Steel Fuselage Static Test
Boeing gained valuable early experience in metal structures in the 1920s by rebuilding surplus de Havilland...
DH-4 Assembly
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DH-4 Assembly
Boeing gained valuable early experience in metal structures in the 1920s by rebuilding surplus de Havilland...
DH-4 Frame
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DH-4 Frame
Boeing gained valuable early experience in metal structures in the 1920s by rebuilding surplus de Havilland...
DH-4Bs Being Remodeled
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DH-4Bs Being Remodeled
Boeing gained valuable early experience in metal structures in the 1920s by rebuilding surplus de Havilland...
Assembly Uncovered, Design #74
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Assembly Uncovered, Design #74
The XF3B-1 (Model 74) was the prototype for the F3B-1 (Model 77)
Body, F3B-1
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Body, F3B-1
The prototype for the F3B-1 fighter was the XF3B-1 (Model 74), but after Navy tests, the Model 74 was...
Empennage Assembly, F3B-1
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Empennage Assembly, F3B-1
The prototype for the F3B-1 fighter was the XF3B-1 (Model 74), but after Navy tests, the Model 74 was...
Partial Assembly, F3B-1
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Partial Assembly, F3B-1
The prototype for the F3B-1 fighter was the XF3B-1 (Model 74), but after Navy tests, the Model 74 was...
Partial Assembly, F3B-1
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Partial Assembly, F3B-1
The prototype for the F3B-1 fighter was the XF3B-1 (Model 74), but after Navy tests, the Model 74 was...
Wing Rigging, F3B-1
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Wing Rigging, F3B-1
The prototype for the F3B-1 fighter was the XF3B-1 (Model 74), but after Navy tests, the Model 74 was...
F3B-1s in Manufacturing
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F3B-1s in Manufacturing
The prototype for the F3B-1 fighter was the XF3B-1 (Model 74), but after Navy tests, the Model 74 was...
F3B-1s in Manufacturing
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F3B-1s in Manufacturing
The prototype for the F3B-1 fighter was the XF3B-1 (Model 74), but after Navy tests, the Model 74 was...
3/4 Front Mockup Showing Passage to Nose and Wing, Model XBLR-1
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3/4 Front Mockup Showing Passage to Nose and Wing, Model XBLR-1
The Model 294 (XB-15) was a mammoth experimental bomber that first flew in October 1937. Its cavernous...
Skin Forming, Model XBLR-1
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Skin Forming, Model XBLR-1
The Model 294 (XB-15) was a mammoth experimental bomber that first flew in October 1937. Its cavernous...
Construction of Left Side Test Wing, Model XBLR-1
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Construction of Left Side Test Wing, Model XBLR-1
The Model 294 (XB-15) was a mammoth experimental bomber that first flew in October 1937. Its cavernous...
Drop Hammers in Operation, Model XBLR-1
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Drop Hammers in Operation, Model XBLR-1
The Model 294 (XB-15) was a mammoth experimental bomber that first flew in October 1937. Its cavernous...
Milling Operation, Model XBLR-1 Landing Gear
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Milling Operation, Model XBLR-1 Landing Gear
The Model 294 (XB-15) was a mammoth experimental bomber that first flew in October 1937. Its cavernous...
Progressive Development Center Section and Wing Spars
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Progressive Development Center Section and Wing Spars
The Model 294 (XB-15) was a mammoth experimental bomber that first flew in October 1937. Its cavernous...
Left Wing Construction, Model XBLR-1
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Left Wing Construction, Model XBLR-1
The Model 294 (XB-15) was a mammoth experimental bomber that first flew in October 1937. Its cavernous...
Fuselage Frame Construction, Model XBLR-1
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Fuselage Frame Construction, Model XBLR-1
The Model 294 (XB-15) was a mammoth experimental bomber that first flew in October 1937. Its cavernous...
Rear Fuselage in Jig, Model XBLR-1
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Rear Fuselage in Jig, Model XBLR-1
The Model 294 (XB-15) was a mammoth experimental bomber that first flew in October 1937. Its cavernous...
Fuselage Frame Construction, Model XBLR-1
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Fuselage Frame Construction, Model XBLR-1
The Model 294 (XB-15) was a mammoth experimental bomber that first flew in October 1937. Its cavernous...
Fuselage Frame Construction, Model XBLR-1
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Fuselage Frame Construction, Model XBLR-1
The Model 294 (XB-15) was a mammoth experimental bomber that first flew in October 1937. Its cavernous...
Model 200 Monomail Wing Jig Assembly
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Model 200 Monomail Wing Jig Assembly
The Boeing Monomail, designed initially to carry cargo and mail, was one of the most revolutionary airplanes...
P-26A Peashooter Assembly Line
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P-26A Peashooter Assembly Line
The plucky little P-26 “Peashooter” first flew March 20, 1932. It was the first Boeing all-metal, low-wing...
Painting the 314 Clipper Logo on the Tail
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Painting the 314 Clipper Logo on the Tail
The whale-shaped Boeing Model 314 flying boat took cruise ship elegance into the air. Luxurious amenities...
Transporting the MB-3A
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Transporting the MB-3A
The MB-3A contract was the government's largest order for new airplanes since the end of World War I....
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