Photos of Aeromarine employees

Hugh Robinson w/Aeromarine Model R-13 outside the Aeromarine factory, Keyport, 1917
This photo shows Hugh Robinson, Plant Superintendent for the Aeromarine Plane and Motor Company, and dates to 1917.
It was taken on the runway of the Aeromarine factory at Keyport.
The plane is an Aeromarine Model R-13 (13 was Robinson's lucky number;
he crashed many times in early Curtiss Exhibition flights, but since he had the 13 on his aircraft, he always managed to survive).
The R-13 was one of the world's first sport planes and was designed by Robinson while he was at Aeromarine.
Only one plane was ever produced and it crashed, but luckily with no fatalities.
As an interesting aside, Robinson and his oldest son were very interested in the new science of radios.
While in Keyport they were officially credited with transmitting the first voice broadcast heard across the Atlantic.
They played a record and someone heard it in Scotland and sent them a postcard to let them know.
(Photo courtesy of Tom Heitzman)
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Aeromarine Plane and Motor Co. - Engineering Dept., Nov 1922
Photo dated November 11, 1922, showing the employees of the Engineering Department of the Aeromarine Plane and Motor Company.
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Richard Griesinger, Bimini
Richard Griesinger, an Aeromarine mechanic, in one of the airline's uniforms - note the Aeromarine logo on the chest.
The photo was taken at Bimini in early 1921.
Compare Richard Griesinger's uniform to "Mitzie" Strang's below.
Mr. Griesinger's family donated to the Keyport Historical Society a large number of photos that he put together while working for Aeromarine.
Most of the Society's contributions to this website are from this collection.
(Photo courtesy of the Keyport Historical Society, Keyport, N.J.)

Mitzie Strang, Aeromarine factory, Keyport, N.J.
Adiel "Mitzie" Strang, mechanic with the Aeromarine Plane and Motor Company,
in front of the Aeromarine factory in the summer of 1921.
(Photo from "From the Balloon to the Moon: New Jersey's Amazing 200-Year Aviation History", 1992, by H.V. Pat Reilly)

Theodore Tibbs
Theodore L. Tibbs, one of Aeromarine's pilots, photographed in the early months of 1921.
(Photo courtesy of Robert Fraser Farnsworth)

Thomas Ducey Farrish
Thomas Ducey Farrish was another Aeromarine pilot, photographed here in 1933.
(Photo courtesy of Dean Thomas Farrish)


More photos of Aeromarine employees on the following pages:
Photos of Aeromarine personalities
Photos of Aeromarine aircraft - page 1 and page 2
Aeromarine ticket office
Aeromarine baggage labels


See also Aeromarine management and operational personnel page, where all employees above are listed.


This page last updated February 12, 2012.