Funk B "Bee"        N24154                    (c/n   180)


                                      The original Funk B was powered by a 63 hp modified Ford automobile engine  The brothers Funk,
                                      Joe and Howard teamed up with Mr. Pratt Jones to develop this engine-airplane combination and
                                      production got under way in 1939.   Their original factory was in Akron, Ohio, but they moved it to
                                      Coffeyville, Kansas in 1941.  The above machine was built in 1940 although it appears as if the Ford
                                      motor engine had been replaced with a Continental by the time I took this photograph at the old San
                                      Fernando Airport in 1963.