Founded in 1926 by A. Brunner and William E. Winkle at the famous Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York, and later moving to Brooklyn, Brunner-Winkle produced basically one design, an attractive three-seat biplane named simply the Bird. Later they renamed the company Bird Aircraft. About 220 Bird biplanes were built during the company’s short life, which ended in 1931, and a remarkable number of them – I have seen 70 quoted – are still in existence. They are regarded as one of the great biplanes of their era and the survivors are very popular with antique airplane owners.
Bird CK N850W
The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome’s 1931 Bird biplane sold rides at the field for many years before being worn out and retired.