The Hamilton Metal Plane


Built in the late 1920s, the Hamilton Metal Plane was meant to carry six passengers across the country. Less than 50 were built but they saw service around the country which includes a route from Fairbanks to Point Barrow, Alaska. Compared to the Ford Tri Motor, another corrugated metal passenger plane, the Hamilton could go almost twice as fast. Today, there is only this one example still flying, reminding us of air travel of a by gone era.