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MS-152: Dayton-Wright Airplane Company Photographs


A De Havilland DH-4 equipped with a Liberty Engine made by the Ford Motor Company is tested at the Dayton-Wright Airplane Company Plant 1. The photograph shows only the fuselage with no wings attached and the tail section does not have the horizontal stabilizer or elevators connected. The hood is removed so the Liberty Engine is exposed and a Dayton-Wright employee works in the pilots cockpit. A Scarff ring is in place in the second cockpit. In the background piles of building materials are visible near railroad cars and other employees of Dayton-Wright work on DH-4s in a different building. The title of the negative is "The Dayton-Wright Airplane Co. Plant -1. "Ford Motor Test" July 3-18."

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Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries

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Digital Services Department; Wright State University Libraries

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8x10 Glass plate negative


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Date Digital


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Epson Expression 10000 XL


ms152_109; Airplane factories; Building materials; Liberty Engine; Railroad cars; Tail skid; Aircraft industry--Employees; World War, 1914-1918; Tail section; De Havilland DH-4; Airplanes--Parts; Plant - 1 Dayton-Wright Airplane Company; Aircraft industry; Male aircraft industry employees