email from Howard Wilson, 5/17/09 -
Hi Don, Here's a few more pics....
The uncovered tail feathers came from a fellow whose dad worked at the
Hannaford factory around 1949. I obtained several other parts from him at the same time. ~90% of the metal fittings, streamlined brace wires (for the tail, and one set of cabanes), most of the wooden
blocks for the wires in the wings, spoke style wires, full set of ribs with CAA airworthiness tags (dated July 15 1949) attached. [Ed note: this date is more than one year after the completed
Blackhawk Rose Parrakeet NC40100 is sold to Foster Hannaford. Did Hannaford make them or just get already made parts by Blackhawk inspected and approved?] The glue in many of the ribs is
drying out... Two wings worth of spars and four leading edge nose pieces. Plus a few odds and ends. There is an auction type lot tag on one of the tail pieces, which makes me think they might have
auctioned off the remaining parts when they shut down?