Item Identifier Number
MS-1: Wright Brothers Collection
Photo of Wilbur Wright installing the launching derricks at Camp d'Auvours. The tower stood at 20 feet and once the 1600 lb. weight was added to the ropes in the middle, the system was designed to help the plane reach flight speed to get off the ground. 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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AGFA DuoScan T2000 XL
ms1_36_48; European Flights; Artillery ranges; Cameras; Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912; Photograph albums; Launching derricks; Bollee Album