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MS-204: Charles Lewis Collection
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.
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MS204_24; Ferber, Louis Ferdinand, 1862-1909; Postcards