Monthly Archives: October 2015

Aircraft Welding Diaries: History of Piper

Knisley Welding caters to the aircraft exhaust system for some of Piper’s aircrafts. Let’s take a look into the brief history of Piper and how it has come about, how it has contributed to the aircraft industry, and how it is doing now.

Piper’s Foundation

Piper was founded by Clarence Gilbert Taylor and Gordon Taylor as the Taylor Brothers Aircraft Manufacturing Company in September of the year 1927, in Rochester, New York. By April of the year 1928, it was renamed as Taylor Brothers Aircraft Corporation. Gordon died shortly thereafter in an aircraft accident. Through William Piper’s financing, and a larger facility, the...

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