Here is a page of those wonderful old flying machines. I have named as many as I can. Do you recognize any of the others?
BE 12 A
Curtiss HS-1 or Curtise HS-2
identified by Doug Sheley
This one was identified as Sopwith Tabloid by Flickr member ghimmelmann
These two aircraft are called the Sperry Messenger.
The Sperry Messenger was an American single-seat biplane designed by Alfred V. Verville working for the Engineering Division of the United States Army Air Service and built under contract by Sperry Aircraft Company of Farmingdale, New York. The aircraft was later designated the M-1 and MAT by the USAAS. Sperry produced approximately 50 Messengers and the civilian two-seat version, the Sport Plane, between 1920 and 1926.
Thanks to fulvue on Flickr:
This is a DH 82 Tiger Moth. Registered in 1935 and shown as change of ownership in 1940. Original owners: The London Aeroplane Club, Hatfield
(The name is visible on the nose).
Very neat photo! It is a Martin MB-2 (later
redesignated NBS-1) from the 96th Bomb
Squadron. You can tell it is an MB-2 because
the engines are mounted on the lower wing
instead of between the wings and that it only
had two wheels instead of four.
The insignia is for the 96th Bomb Squadron.
It is a devil holding a bomb.
Here is the Robinson Redwing, contributed by my Flickr fellow fanatic, FULVUE. It's not really a found photograph but it is such a rare bird it needed a place on this page. Only 12 were made and this is the last survivor. G-ABNX
Now these two really are found photographs.
They turned up at the bottom of a box in a dark junk store. It is another rare one, the Short S.8 Calcutta. Only six or seven were built (depending on which account you read). I can't find any information that confirms survivors.
Watch this space!
More to come ...