Can anyone help identify this vintage aircraft, origin, and possible flight history. Airplane has this number of its wing, NC 7210.
My step grandfather, Roy Danischefsky, purchased the Ryan B-1 Brougham #157 NC 7210 in Sept 1928 from Mahoney-Ryan Aeronautics for Midwest Airlines (Wisconsin). He flew it for Mid-West as a private charter and to promote flight as a new transportation option. Here is a photo of him in front of the plane.
Also - Here a photo of the plane from San Diego Air and Space Museum Archives
Where is this plane now? I would be VERY EXCITED to know that it is still exists. Many of these planes did not survive.
This registration record page says it's a Ryan B-1 Brougham. That's the same company that built the Ryan Lindbergh flew solo across the Atlantic, though it's a different model aircraft. The page linked says a couple aircraft of this model were used in a Lindberg movie, flown by the late Paul Mantz.