ASC started as an aircraft supply house selling surplus parts for Curtiss JN-4 aircraft flown after WWI. Once the supply of parts ran out, the company manufactured various aircraft components including radios and dirgible gondolas.
In 1927, The company renamed itself to Mercury Aircraft led by Joseph F. Meade, Sr. and Harvey Mummert. In 1928, Mercury came out with the two place all-metal aircraft, the T-2 Mercury Chic for $3500.
With a close relationship to Curtiss aircraft's home. Mercury built a replica of the 1908 AEA June Bug in 1976, flying it in airshows across the country.
Mercury Corporation now operates in multiple locations around the world manufacturing custom and mass-production components