Creator

Charles Lewis

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Item Identifier Number

MS204_25

Collection

MS-204: Charles Lewis Collection

Description

Artillery captain Louis Ferdinand Ferber was one of France's most determined proponents of powered flight. In 1902, he tested a crude glider based on Chanute's descriptions of the Wright's 1901 glider. In 1905 he attempted to negotiate the purchase of a Wright Flyer for the French government. In 1907, he collaborated with Voisin to design the first successful French biplane. Ferber died in a crack-up while landing his plane in 1909.

Publisher Repository

Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives and Repository Services

Document Type

Image

Media Type

Postcard

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Keywords

MS204_24; Ferber, Louis Ferdinand, 1862-1909; Postcards

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