- He designed airplanes and, with his brother, began selling them.
- He took William Piper’s idea for an inexpensive, easy-to-fly airplane and made it a reality.
In 1911 at the age of 13, Clarence Gilbert Taylor marveled at the Wright EX Vin Fiz flying over upstate New York on the first flight across the United States.
As a teenager, he built his first design (without an engine) in the attic of his home in Rochester, New York, and lowered the sections out a window to the yard for assembly. Taylor learned engineering at various jobs before managing the Tool, Die and Specialty Company with his father and brother, Gordon.