Lovely photo of a lobster's company flying boat floating in water at dock in Gloucester Massachusetts. The company owner and pilot are standing on the dock.
Consolidated Lobster Co. Gloucester Mass. World’s Largest Distributors
Written on bottom of photo:
Raymond O’Connell was the owner of the company
On tail fin: ‘COMMUTER Keystone K Loening'
Registration number on tail: NC 376 V (Serial #315)
This company is in the aviation record books as being pioneers, the first to fly live lobsters on an airplane! On June 6, 1932 500 were delivered from Boston to Philadelphia.
9” x 5-5/8”
The Keystone-Loening K-84 Commuter was a single-engine closed cabin 4 place biplane amphibious flying boat built by Keystone-Loening. It was powered by a 300 hp Wright Whirlwind engine mounted between the wings with the propeller just ahead of the windscreen. It was first produced in 1929.