12 thoughts on “Swan Island Municipal Airport, 1935

  1. I love this picture, all the old timey office items; the phone, the typewriter, the adding machine, the calendars on the walls. The solid wood counter is a beauty, too. I wonder, are the items in the glass counter for sale?

  2. And believe it or not, the other calendar in the photo (Air Parts) still seems to be being produced. I found various “hits” for it when I did an internet search for . One of them says:

    For more than 25 years, Select Airparts has been providing quality new and used Beechcraft parts. It’s been our honor to work with dealers, maintenance technicians, and private plane owners to keep aircraft in the air where they belong. Now we’d like to honor these “timeless treasures” by sponsoring a photo contest that captures their beauty. We’re looking for your photos of Beechcraft planes. Of the received submissions, we will choose 12 photos and feature them in the 2021 Select Airparts Calendar. The winners will each receive a copy of the calendar, and the following prizes.

    They say “over 25 years” — perhaps someone else produced them back in 1935?

  3. Hmm. VP did not allow for angle brackets. What shows up above as just a period was angle bracket “Air Parts” calendar angle bracket.

  4. Yes, Mimi, I love the simplicity of the old office. Sometimes I think we’ve spent the last century making things more complicated than they need to be, ha.
    Looks like paints and solvents in the case -? The flat packs could be brushes, special rags, gloves for flying!?? Love to know.

  5. Probably asbestos containing gloves and goop! Great photo – love the ceiling and floors and all the gleaming details of the work space!!

  6. Regarding the office equipment seen here…The Leich Model 200 Bakelite phone weighed 6 lbs., the other phone, is an older style “candlestick” model [Kellog 44 or Western Electric 50AL ?]; I can’t tell if there’s a dial wheel on the one pictured here, or not. The typewriter looks to me to be a Remington 12, “the toast of (lower) Broadway” in 1930 according to the NY Times. The adding machine appears to not have a hand crank so, my guess would be that it is a Burroughs 10 electric model.
    The lights are 1930 art deco flush mount “school house” style fixtures.
    All-in-all, very stylish.

  7. I see two aerial photos probably of Mt. Hood. Can anyone make out what the subject of the photo to the left of the Air-Parts calendar is?

  8. Liz on September 2, 2020 your comment included a story from the Oregonian on November 26, 1934 (page 12) on a airport work room, and what follows is a continuation of that story.

    The paint and dope room will be located in a special building, 55 by 30 feet, erected by the Port of Portland for the company.
    Commercial Aircraft company now occupies all of hanger No. 1 and half of hanger No. 2 It has six training and other airplanes for its student instruction and charter trips.

    Since this is the Office of Hanger No. 2 this could the location of Commercial Aircraft company, and and Mike thought that the cans in the glass case could be aircraft doping.

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