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MS-152: Dayton-Wright Airplane Company Photographs


A De Havilland DH-4 at a Dayton-Wright Airplane Company factory is laid out in pieces on wooden platforms as if the airplane is waiting to be packaged for shipment. At the far right of the circa 1918 photograph is the tail section with the tail skid still attached. On the next skid to the left are various parts; the hood to cover the engine, and loops of wire. The fuselage is on the next skid to the left with the Liberty Engine exposed and the propeller set in front. A set of boards formed in an X are attached to the propeller shaft and used to stabilize the fuselage. On the far left are all of the wings, ailerons, vertical stabilizer, horizontal stabilizer, rudder, elevator, and parts connected to the wings and tail. Written on the tail section is "A 29069 D.W.A. CO." In the background shipping crates and materials are visible.

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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_097; Woodworking tools; Aircraft industry; Airplane factories; World War, 1914-1918; Liberty Engine; Packing for shipment; Tail skid; De Havilland DH-4; Packaging; Tail section; Building materials; Airplanes--Parts