Photos of the Aeromarine factory

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The Aeromarine Plane and Motor Company was situated close to the Raritan Bay at Keyport, N.J.
Work on the site started in 1917, when the order books were quickly filled with orders both from the Army and the Navy.
The company was out of business by 1924,
but Aeromarine-related aircraft manufacturing companies continued using the facilities well into the 1930s.
The factory buildings are some of the oldest aircraft factory buildings in the U.S. still standing.
Some of them are in bad condition and their future is uncertain.
The adjacent Aeromarine Airfield was last used in the late 1930s.
See Paul Freeman's website Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields for views of the Aeromarine factory site in the 2000s.

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Aeromarine factory - exterior view from the east
July 1919.
(Photo courtesy of Robert Fraser Farnsworth)

Aeromarine factory - exterior view
This postcard roughly dates to 1920 or 1921.

Aeromarine factory - Engineering Dept.
Engineering Department, July 1919.
(Photo courtesy of Robert Fraser Farnsworth)

Aeromarine factory - Blacksmith shop
Blacksmith shop, July 1919.
(Photo courtesy of Robert Fraser Farnsworth)

Aeromarine factory - Hull shop
Hull shop, July 1919.
(Photo courtesy of Robert Fraser Farnsworth)

Aeromarine factory - Machine shop
Machine shop, July 1919.
(Photo courtesy of Robert Fraser Farnsworth)

Aeromarine factory - Printing Department
Printing Department, July 1919.
(Photo courtesy of Robert Fraser Farnsworth)

Aeromarine factory - Plating Department
Plating Department, July 1919.
(Photo courtesy of Robert Fraser Farnsworth)

Aeromarine factory - Propeller shop
Propeller shop, July 1919.
(Photo courtesy of Robert Fraser Farnsworth)

Aeromarine factory - Physical laboratory
Physical laboratory, July 1919.
(Photo courtesy of Robert Fraser Farnsworth)

Aeromarine factory - the later 'Santa Maria'
The Model 75 soon to be christened Santa Maria outside the factory in June 1920,
when in service for the Aeromarine Sightseeing and Navigation Co.
(Photo from the "Aviation" magazine of September 1, 1920)
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Aeromarine factory - construction of Models 85 and 75
Postcard from the autumn of 1920, showing the construction of a Model 85,
and in the background of a Model 75 of Aeromarine West Indies Airways.
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Aeromarine factory - construction of a Model 75
Construction of a Model 75. Date is late 1920 or early 1921.
(Photo courtesy of the Keyport Historical Society, Keyport, N.J.)

Aeromarine factory
March 1922.
(Photo courtesy of Robert Fraser Farnsworth)
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Aeromarine factory - propeller
August 1922.
(Photo courtesy of Robert Fraser Farnsworth)
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Aeromarine factory - Hull of AMC
Hull of the Aeromarine AMC, November 1922.
(Photo courtesy of Robert Fraser Farnsworth)

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See also the following pages:
Aeromarine Plane and Motor Company - Organization chart
Genealogy of the Aeromarine companies - A corporate time line
Photos of Aeromarine employees
Photos of Aeromarine aircraft - page 2 (Gov. Cordeaux outside the factory)

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This page last updated February 12, 2012.