Newby O. Brantly

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Newby Odell Brantly
Born (1905-04-13)April 13, 1905
Newport, Texas
Died July 19, 1993(1993-07-19) (aged 88)
Frederick, Oklahoma
Nationality American
Known for Brantly Helicopter Corporation

Newby Odell Brantly (born April 13, 1905 in Newport, Texas – died July 19, 1993[1] in Frederick, Oklahoma) was an inventor, engineer and entrepreneur who founded the Brantly Helicopter Corporation.


Newby Brantly was the son of William Franklin and Ida Mae Brantly. He married in 1932 Emma Dean Armstrong, after she died in 1968 he married in 1969 Virginia Beth Hackler, they had a daughter Lynne Susan.[2] The National Pilots Association named him 1961 "Pilot of the year".[3]

His inventions (amongst others) are a knitting machine for Penn Elastic Company (US-Patent 2067900 of 1935[4]), a pumpjack (US-Patent 4534168 of 1983[4]), a Brassiere for female athletes (Brantly/Cameo, US-Patent 5643043 of 1995[4]) and a Backhoe loader for tractors.

As an Entrepreneur he founded Brantly Helicopter, the Brantly Manufacturing Company and 1968 Frybrant in Frederick, Oklahoma.


  1. ^ Frederick Cemetery
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  3. ^ Flight International 1961
  4. ^ a b c Google Patent Search

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