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September 23, 1947

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 23, 1947

* Douglas C-54 Skymaster airplane
* Transatlantic flight by autopilot

The front page has two column headings: "Robot-Piloted Plane Makes Safe Crossing of Atlantic" "No Hand on Controls From Newfoundland to Oxfordshire--Take-Off, Flight and Landing Are Fully Automatic" 1st report coverage on a Douglas C-54 Skymaster airplane making a transatlantic flight under the control of an autopilot. Report continues on page 2 with photo.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 52 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century