“Taildragger Aviation got its name when we started a business redoing Airplane Interiors, specializing in Cessna 120 and 140’s. We incorporated our business and became known as Taildragger Aviation.” (quote from owners)
Tim Talen owns and operates The Ragwood Refactory. Airplanes have been of interest ever since riding with his Dad in a J-3 Cub when he was three years old. After a tour of duty in Vietnam and finishing a Master’s degree in History, Tim turned to airplane restoration work full-time. Tim founded he Ragwood Refactory in 1976 at a small airport shop in Chico, CA. Moving to Oregon in 1978, Tim purchased a hangar at the old Springfield Airport and moved it to Jasper Ridge where he has been busy collection and restoring vintage planes ever since. The web site shows they has 2 CW-1 projects for sale.
The above two concern the CW-1 that the Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration and Storage Facility restored. It is now on display in the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at the Dulles Airport in Chantilly, Virginia.
Fantasy of Flight is an aviation-related attraction in Polk City Florida, that takes visitors back to the pioneering days of flight, World War I, World War II and beyond. The CW-1 spent many years of its life as a camera platform for films and movies.
The museum houses a living collection of airplanes, airplane engines, and related toys and artifacts from the golden age of flying—1908 to 1935. There are about 20 airplanes now at the field and several more in restoration nearby. Virtually all the museum’s collection flies regularly. They have Curtiss right Junior serial number 1118 on display.