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MS-152: Dayton-Wright Airplane Company Photographs


Construction workers build a Dayton-Wright Airplane Company factory while employees of the Dayton-Wright Airplane Company work on De Havilland DH-4s. As the building is being erected, employees of Dayton-Wright work on producing the aircraft. The building is in skeleton form only and building materials are seen on the ground surrounding the fuselages of the DH-4s. The fuselages are complete with some having the hood off so that the Liberty Engine is exposed. One of the aircraft has the fixed twin Marlin guns attached in front of the pilot's cockpit. All of the planes have a white tarp over part of the fuselage to protect them. This image was taken circa 1918.

Publisher Repository

Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

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_155; Woodworking tools; Aircraft industry; Airplane factories; Construction workers; Airplanes--Parts; World War, 1914-1918; Aircraft industry--Employees; De Havilland DH-4; Construction equipment; Male aircraft industry employees; Building materials; Construction industry