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Re: trying to find info. on George Pigeon......
Posted by: Bill Deane (ID *****8117) Date: February 12, 2005 at 20:09:13
In Reply to: trying to find info. on George Pigeon...... by Bonnie Tremblay of 274

Hi Bonnie,
I came across your note while doing a search on the Pigeon Family name and any links to Massachusetts. I am a aviation history researcher for the MA Aviation Historical Society and currently working on stories profiling the four primary aviation companies in MA during the period 1910-1920. One of those companies was the Pigeon Hollow Spar Company of East Boston,MA. They built complete aeroplanes as a primary contractor under the name Pigeon Frazer. Under the Pigeon Hollow Spar as a sub-contractor, they built control cars for USN blimps and specialized laminated aeroplane parts for other major manufacturers including the Curtiss Aeroplane Co. George, Fred and Roy Pigeon were the principals in this firm which was founded by the Pigeon family in Boston in 1840. It was a very sucessful supplier of spars and masts to Boston and New England ship builders. They also produced a variety of specialized spruce and other wood products for local manufacturers including flagpoles for communities around New England. I was very interested in the scrap book you mentioned- what line of business did it cover?
We do have a small file on the company and I don't have it here with me now but if you are interested I can give you some of the other names associated with the company. We would be very interested in any information you may have on their work in East Boston.

Bill Deane

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