Roberts, Paul (interviewee)
From a series of interviews with former employees of the Granville Airplane Company of Springfield, Mass. Roberts was an employee and son-in-law of Tom Granville. Discussing Roberts' career with the Granville Brothers. (00:00:33) First meeting with the Granville brothers in 1929, renting rooms from Roberts' family in Chicopee Falls, life with the Granvilles at home, beginning work with the Granvilles building ribs just after the onset of the Depression; -- (00:04:39) Impact of the Depression on the Company delayed; sales and biplanes -- (00:07:22) impressions of working with Granvilles and working together; specialization in work tasks among the brothers; working on the ribs; workmanship standards and quality control -- (00:12:10) end of biplane production and beginning of Sportster production -- (00:13:48) memories of first Sportster; reliability tours, construction -- (00:21:50) test flying the Sportsters.