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MS-152: Dayton-Wright Airplane Company Photographs


The photographic print shows the 1000 De Havilland DH-4 built at the Dayton-Wright Airplane Company at operation number four in Plant 1. The aircraft has the Liberty Engine installed, gas tank, radiator, landing gear, and some controls. American flags are secured to the front of the aircraft and one is draped over the rear of the fuselage. A hand painted sign on the side of the aircraft reads "I am ship no. 1000 will leave for France July 31st 4:30 p.m." In the background there are other DH-4 fuselages, tools and building materials are on the floor and Dayton-Wright Airplane Company employees are working. The title of the negative is" The Dayton-Wright Airplane Co. Plant -1. Operation No. 4 - July 25 -18." and is labeled as 720.

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_071; Construction equipment; Aircraft industry; Airplane factories; Aircraft industry--Employees; World War, 1914-1918; Plant - 1 Dayton-Wright Airplane Company; 1000 De Havilland DH-4; Flags--United States; De Havilland DH-4; Male aircraft industry employees; Woodworking tools; Airplanes--Parts; Building materials; Liberty Engine