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had taken the agency for the new Monocoupe airplane and needed a man to handle the project as mechanic and pilot-salesman, and to assist in the implement business when there was nothing else to do. There North worked up several new ideas in implement attachment for grading, digging and loading. later, with Blair's help, he developed a new line of lifts and hydraulic equipment and eventually gained considerable recognition in devising such equipment. During this interval North had continued to demonstrate and sell Monocoupe planes in the Chicago area, but a few more forced landings and close escapes led to him make up his mind to quit flying. Shortly after this the Trackson Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, induced North to join them to develop a line of heavy earth moving equipment, and there he ramined until the business collapse in 1929 when the company went out of business. He then returned to Linden, Michigan, and developed a motorized snow sled for the Far North. Following this he went with the Pontiac Motor Car Company as tool engineer, where he remained until his retirement in 1957. One of Michigan's first aviators and a devoted, hard working flying pioneer, Russell B. North retired to Linden, Michigan, where his hobbies were fishing, hunting, and camping. He had a wood working shop where he enjoyed making thins when time permitted. He flew occasionally with some of the local fliers whenever he had the opportunity. Even though he suffered several accidents during his flying career, he deserves a measure of credit for his courage and determination to carry on in spite of all obstacles. His faith and devoted efforts to flying contributed much to the development of Amiercan aviation.
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