Telephone Superior 0468
H.H. Windsor, Founder
H.H. Windsor Jr., Editor and Publisher
Popular Mechanics Magazine
Written so you can understand it
Popular mechanics building - 200 East Ontario St.
Chicago, May 7, 1928
Editor Shop Notes and
amateur mechanics Depts.
Mr. William Clark
C/o Mr. Gerald Brooks
Dear Mr. Clarke:
The first of the descriptive articles we
are now publishing on the Flying Cloud appeared in our December
1927 issue. You may secure this back copy and also the others
you have missed from our Subscription Dept. at the usual price
of 25 cents each. We regret that we do not mail copies of the magazine
c.o.d., as this is against postal regulations.
A set of four blue prints for this model
may be secured from these departments for 75 cents.
We are enclosing a list of rules covering
the contest we are conducting on this model, and also a pamphlet
from the Model Ship Supply Co., of Mineola, N.Y., From whom parts
for building ship models may be secured.
Yours very truly,
Building a Beautiful Model of the "Flying Cloud"
Due to the popularity of ship model making with-
-in the past few years, it has been the desire of
many to build a model of the beautiful and world
Famous Clipper ship, the Flying Cloud. Up to this
time, however, information and materials for this
model have been somewhat hard to obtain and
rather expensive, and what was available was really
intended more or less for the technical man, leaving the novice somewhat in a quandary as to the
best methods, etc. We are pleased to announce that this information is now available, and any-
one who is at all handy with tools can make this
Popular Mechanics Magazine is running a series
of articles, staring in the 1927-Dec. issue. Com-
-plete instructions, as well as sketches of all parts, method or rigging, etc., are given. Mr. James Tate,
who's timely articles in the pat, on ship model
making have contributed tremendously in enlight-
-ening the model maker as to the best methods
which can be employed in building a model in the
average home, is the author. Another welcome
announcement is that there are numerous cash and
medal prizes for the best models submitted.
In order to assist the model maker, the MODEL
SHIP SUPPLY CO., with the kind co-operation of
Mr. Tate, has brought out a special construction
Set. This set contains all the necessary materials
of the finest grade, with the heavy work done, for
building the Flying Cloud. The following will
give a good idea as to the usefulness of this set.
For the hull the necessary "lifts" are supplied,
of the proper thickness and cut close to shape. A
redwood drilled rim and brass hub and wire for
steering wheel. The blocks (which have always
been more or less troublesome to make), are about
90% complete. Boxwood dowels for deadeyes,
special chain, metal anchors, selected spar and
mast material, rigging line, accurately made brass stanchions, of which there are 45, and all material for making the various deck furnishings, assorted nails, pins, wire and glue are included.
The model maker will be relieved of spending
a great amount of time in obtaining the proper
materials by purchasing one of these sets.
Price of set complete, $15.25 F.O.B. Mineola,
N.Y. When ordering include postage for shipping
weight of 10 lbs.
Our large illustrated catalog M-2 containing re-
production of photos of various models, as well
as prices on model ship fittings, such as:-hulls,
blocks, deadeyes, steering wheels, [capstans], anchors,
etc., also special tools for the model maker, so 
postpaid upon receipt of ten cents.
"Flying Cloud" Models
The above illustrations are actual photos of a model
of the Flying Cloud, under construction. Note the
very prominent and accurately-made deck fittings.
Model Ship Supply Co.
Mineola, New York