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MS-152: Dayton-Wright Airplane Company Photographs


The photograph shows employees of the Dayton-Wright Airplane Company standing on the wings of the Dayton-Wright RB-1 to show the strength of the aircraft, circa 1920. The RB-1 was one of the first airplanes made with a solid wing instead of the usual fabric covered wooden skeleton wings. The men standing on the wings are listed from left to right: Howard M. Rinehart, James M. Jacobs, J. P. Henry, Harvey D. Geyer, Bernard L. Whelan, Wallace S. Whittaker, Thomas Midgley Jr., J. H. Hunt, Milton Clement Baumann (chief designer), Harold E. Talbott Jr., G. M. Williams, and Charles F. Kettering. The RB-1 was also known as the Dayton-Wright Racer.

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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 Print


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Epson Expression 10000 XL


ms152_217; Whittaker, Wallace S.; Kettering, Charles Franklin, 1876-1958; Rinehart, Howard Max, 1885-1949; Geyer, Harvey D.; Male aircraft industry employees; Aircraft industry; Talbott, Harold E., Jr.; Hunt, J. H.; Hutchinson, R. V.; Dayton-Wright Racer; Dayton-Wright RB-1; Airplane factories; Jacobs, James M.; Aircraft industry--Employees; Whelan, Bernard L., 1890-1983; Midgley, Thomas; Jr.; Baumann, Milton C.; Williams, G. M.; Henry, J. P.