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MS-152: Dayton-Wright Airplane Company Photographs


The photograph shows the 1000 and 1001 De Havilland DH-4s produced by the Dayton-Wright Airplane Company. The 1000 ship is the center of the photograph and has an unidentified person sitting in the pilot's cockpit. The wings have been removed from both aircraft and the tails are down to the fuselage. The 1000 aircraft has the fixed Marlin machine guns at the pilot's cockpit. The Liberty Engine is exposed on both aircraft. On the side of the 1000 a hand painted sign reads "I am ship no. 1000 will leave for France July 31st 4:30 p.m." A sign on the tail of the 1000 reads "1000 Hurrah!!!" There is also a hand painted sign on the 1001 aircraft that reads "The 1001 plane." The title of this negative, label 718, is "The Dayton-Wright Airplane Co. Plant-1 Motor Test - July 29-18."

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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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Epson Expression 10000 XL


ms152_066; Male aircraft industry employees; Aircraft industry; Military weapons; Plant - 1 Dayton-Wright Airplane Company; Aircraft industry--Employees; De Havilland DH-4; Liberty Engine; Airplane factories; World War, 1914-1918; 1001 De Havilland DH-4; Motor Test Department; 1000 De Havilland DH-4