Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation
Burgess Models D to J (USA)
The W. Starling Burgess Company and Curtis built several aircraft of original design, but only after it had licence-built established types. Following production of Farman, Curtiss (Model D) and Grahame-White Baby
(Model E) biplanes, it produced its Models F and J (licence-built Wright Models B and C respectively). One of each was sold to the US Army. Among the civil examples built, one was flown by Harry N. Atwood from St Louis to New York between 14 and 25 August 1911.
The finest aircraft of the series was undoubtedly the Burgess H powered by a 52 kW (70 hp) Renault engine. Six Model H trainers were purchased by the US Army and these gave excellent service. The company also produced three seaplane variants of the British Dunne tailless biplane and a number of other seaplanes during 1916-18.