Henry Ford & William Stout got together in the early 1920s to go into the aircraft business. The most successful of all the various designs was the Ford Tri-Motor.
Not only was it a pioneer in the airline & air freight businesses, it also was one of the first to use aluminum sheeting as a flight surface covering instead of the more traditional fabric & dope method.
Here a few Ford Tri-Motor films from the era. The aerobatic videos are most striking as the Tri-Motor isn't widely known as an aerobatic craft. Enjoy!