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MEGOW'S MODELS PHILA. TWA NG13725
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Illustration of an airplane with text above and below on an off white background

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GREENDUCK CO. CHICAGO
PAT FEB 13 1817

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The Megow's Philadelphia Models was named after its founder Fred W. Megow. Megow saw the growth of the aviation industry and began experimenting with model airplanes in the late 1920s. In 1929, he founded "Megow's Model Airplane Shop" which was one of the earliest companies to produce and sell airplane modeling kits. The business ceased operation in 1949. 

Sources: Reich, C., Megow, F., & Megow, R. (2002). The AMA history project presents: biography of Fred W. Megow. Academy of Model Aeronautics. Retrieved from https://www.modelaircraft.org/sites/default/files/MegowFredW.pdf

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AD0843
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