Fisher Airplane

This image first appeared in the April 17, 1910, Sunday edition of the Indianapolis Star. It shows the first product of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Founder and President Carl Fisher's then-new airplane business. Apparently, Fisher believed that airplanes would proliferate on the consumer level much in the same way the automobile was doing. The track was looking forward to hosting its first aviation show in June 1910. 
Whether Fisher saw a world of people flying from the country to the city to go shopping is only conjecture but the vision in his mind was clearly different from what emerged in the coming years. While there is no evidence this venture met with any significant success it is worthy of note that Carl Fisher's airplane business built the first airplane ever constructed in Indianapolis - in 1909. The plane was built at the Fisher Automobile Company.

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