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MS-152: Dayton-Wright Airplane Company Photographs


The photograph shows the fuselage of the De Havilland DH-4 set up on pallets at the Dayton-Wright Airplane Company, circa 1918. At the right side of the fuselage is the engine mount where the Liberty Engine will be attached. Moving left is the first cockpit where the pilot will sit. At the pilot's cockpit a flare gun is visible on the wall, the control stick used to direct the airplane is in the center, the wheel is the pitch control in the front cockpit which is used to actuate a vertical jack screw at the rear stabilizer spar connected by a cable loop. Beside the flare gun is the fuel control valve. Above the fuel control valve is the throttle and at the very top is the air pressure pump. The pilot's seat belt is hanging on the side of the fuselage. Further left on the fuselage is the second cockpit with a control stick and the seat. Hanging on the wall is the bombsites. In the background is an employee of the Dayton-Wright Airplane Company helping to hold a backdrop cloth. The photograph is taken outside on a railroad loading dock and a railroad boxcar is visible. The title of the photograph is "Dayton Wright Airplane" and is labeled 39.

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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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Date Digital


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Epson Expression 10000 XL


ms152_086; Airplanes--Parts; Airplane factories; De Havilland DH-4; Military weapons; World War, 1914-1918; Male aircraft industry employees; Aircraft industry--Employees; Aircraft industry; Liberty Engine; Railroad cars