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MS-152: Dayton-Wright Airplane Company Photographs


A De Havilland DH-4 in a packaging crate at the shipping department of the Dayton-Wright Airplane Company, circa 1918. The photograph shows the rear view of the fuselage looking from the second cockpit toward the engine. The Scarff ring is attached to the second cockpit. The crate that holds the DH-4 only needs the top and sides attached to be ready for shipment. In the background another completed crate is visible. A United States flag hangs from the rafters and a Blue Star Banner hangs next to the United States flag. Near the shipping offices an early tractor or motorized tug cart is visible with a cart full of equipment and supplies attached to the rear. Other shipping supplies can be seen throughout the image.

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


Digitization Specification

Epson Expression 10000 XL


ms152_098; Airplane factories; Airplanes--Parts; Blue star banner; Aircraft industry--Employees; Tractor; Aircraft industry; Woodworking tools; De Havilland DH-4; Male aircraft industry employees; Packaging; Building materials; Packing for shipment; World War, 1914-1918; Flags--United States