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MS-152: Dayton-Wright Airplane Company Photographs


The 1000 De Havilland DH-4 is the center of the photograph at the Dayton-Wright Airplane Company Plant 1. The aircraft has the landing gear installed and the instrument panels in the cockpit. The engine supports are visible in the open engine compartment where the Liberty Engine will be installed. In the rear of the plane the Scarff ring is installed. On the side of the aircraft a hand painted sign reads "I am ship no. 1000 will leave for France July 31st. 4:30 p.m." Two United States flags are secured to the front of the aircraft and another United States flag is hanging from the rafters. In the background other DH-4s are worked on by Dayton-Wright employees. In the foreground is a box that is labeled "5 gallons U.S. Standard Lowe Bros. high standard Paint Olive Gray Airplane Enamel." Tools and other boxes lay on the ground around the base of the plane. The negative label 719 and is titled "The Dayton-Wright Airplane Co. Plant -1. Operation No. 3 - July 24."

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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_075; World War, 1914-1918; Building materials; De Havilland DH-4; 1000 De Havilland DH-4; Flags--United States; Plant - 1 Dayton-Wright Airplane Company; Aircraft industry; Construction equipment; Aircraft industry--Employees; Male aircraft industry employees; Woodworking tools; Airplanes--Parts; Airplane factories