Item Identifier Number
MS-1: Wright Brothers Collection
Photo of the launching derricks at Camp d'Auvours, with the Wright 1907 Model Flyer in the background. The 1600 lb. weight of the derricks, seen at ground position, was raised and released to launch the plane down the launch rail at flight speed. From the Leon Bollee Album presented to Orville Wright July 17, 1920. This photograph was taken between 08/21/1908 and 01/02/1909.
Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries
Digital Services Department; Wright State University Libraries
Photographic print, black and white
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ms1_36_44; European Flights; People; Wright 1907 Model Flyer; Weight; Artillery ranges; Photograph albums; Launching derricks; Bollee Album