4 Aug 1910 The Inter Ocean re Romme Airship

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4 Aug 1910 The Inter Ocean re Romme Airship - CHICAGO TO HAVE BTG AIR COMBINE McCormicks of...
CHICAGO TO HAVE BTG AIR COMBINE McCormicks of This City United With Rockefeller Interests in a Company Organized to Manufacture a New Monoplane. CONTROL OF AERIAL CARS BELIEVED TO BE PURPOSE William S. Romme, New York Inventor, Produces Model Which Excites Powerful Interests Tests to Be Made Soon. Spatial Dtavatck ta Tlrm lnur Oreaa. 6TAMFORP. Conn., Aug. a. That the Rockefeller Interests are after control of the air seems a fair conclusion from facta made public here today. In connection with a monoplane In course of construction under direction of William S. Romme. a New York Inventor. A corporation has been formed by Mr. Romme to exploit the machine, and behind the corporation are the millions of Harold F. McCormlck of Chicago, son-in-law of John D. Rockefeller and an officer of the International Harvester company. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.. Is aaid to be an officer of the corporation, too. bnt this could not be ascertained definitely. tnlraaaaa la Trraiirer. It Is known that the corporation was organized under the lavs of Illinois, that Mr. Romme is president. Mr. McCormtck vice president and John A. Chapman, a Chicago man Interested In McCormlck enterprises, treasurer. It is understood that young Rockefeller Is secretary. It is a close corporation. Mr. McCormirk is now In Europe. He is expected here In September to witness the test flights Romme, the inventor, is a New Yorker. He Is about 40 years old. and bis sole occupation has been invention. He Is a member of the Aeronautical society and of the Aero club. At a recent contest under the auspices of the Aeronautical society he won first prise with a model monoplane for length of flight, stability and originality. It Is this oiodel that be has developed. 9 Several months ago Mr. Romme submitted the model to Mr. McCormlck. an enthusiast over aeronautics. Mr. McCormlck waa Interested. After the plans were studied aud pawed on by Mr. McCormlck' engineers and pronounced practical he asreett to back Romme in exploiting the machine. Then the corporation waa organised which may eventually control air navigation. Mr. McCormlck has ordered one of tbe machines, and the inventor claims he bas orders for 10 more. fleerela ('laarlr ir4ri. Mr. Romme's airship is of the- monoplane type. He Is assembling It here In a tent which ia closely guarded day and night until certain patent are secured. He will not Le ready for a flight until about the middle of September. Then he will try the alrvhlp the Merry Widow, as K haa been dubbed ver Liong Island soond. It will be equipped with "pontoons. Tie alii take the machine to M in eo la later for a more thorough testing. He expect a to try for tbe New York-St. Louts and the Chicago-New Tork prises la the machine. The machine. Mr. Romme claim, cannot be capsized. He also has a system of vonlrcl til at will net Infringe, he says, oa the Wrifcht brothers patent. ...

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