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Item Identifier Number

ms1_36_44

Creation Date

8-21-1908

Collection

MS-1: Wright Brothers Collection

Description

Photo of the launching derricks at Camp d'Auvours, with the Wright 1907 Model Flyer in the background. The 1600 lb. weight of the derricks, seen at ground position, was raised and released to launch the plane down the launch rail at flight speed. From the Leon Bollee Album presented to Orville Wright July 17, 1920. This photograph was taken between 08/21/1908 and 01/02/1909.

Publisher Repository

Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Services Department; Wright State University Libraries

Document Type

Image

Media Type

Photographic print, black and white

Permissions

Special Collections and Archives provides reprints or digital copies of our materials for a fee. For further information please visit their website or call (937) 775-2092.

Date Digital

March 2003

Digitization Specification

AGFA DuoScan T2000 XL


Keywords

ms1_36_44; European Flights; People; Wright 1907 Model Flyer; Weight; Artillery ranges; Photograph albums; Launching derricks; Bollee Album

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