Searching for info on the Towle TA-3 amphibian

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Re: Searching for info on the Towle TA-3 amphibian

Postby seawings » Mon May 27, 2013 5:12 pm

Hi Henry,

Wow, and double wow. What an historical set to have; they certainly need a good home. To have lasted this long, they need a secure home to continue to survive be split up.

Crikey, what I'd give to have those in my hands......to hold history, to touch and hold what Towle had in his hands, to handle them the same wy as the draftsman.......one just never knows what is 'out there'...!

I'm assuming this is the point that I butt out as they are going to be sold for a small fortune.....?
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Re: Searching for info on the Towle TA-3 amphibian

Postby schneiderman » Tue May 28, 2013 8:36 am

Hi Henry,

Certainly interest among aviation historians and model makers but hard to say what value the put on them, depends on how many Towle enthusiasts there are out there prepared to bid against each other. Perhaps you could photograph/scan them and sell copies on DVD. In the fullness of time it would be good to know that they were preserved in an archive, Smithsonian for example.

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Re: Searching for info on the Towle TA-3 amphibian

Postby seawings » Tue May 28, 2013 11:08 am

Hi Schneiderman,

That's a good idea - I'd purchase a cd with them on - for private use of course.
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