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Jesse Brabazon in Wright Model B | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Jesse Brabazon in Wright Model B

Jesse Brabazon in Wright Model B | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Jesse C. Brabazon of Delavan, Wisconsin in a 1911 Wright Model B, the first Wright plane designed to carry a passenger and a pilot. Previously, the passenger sat on the wing and held on tight. This plane also has dual controls which were necessary on airplanes used for instruction. It is likely, then, that this picture was taken about the time Brabazon earned his pilot's license.
DESCRIPTION
Jesse C. Brabazon of Delavan, Wisconsin in a 1911 Wright Model B, the first Wright plane designed to carry a passenger and a pilot. Previously, the passenger sat on the wing and held on tight. This plane also has dual controls which were necessary on airplanes used for instruction. It is likely, then, that this picture was taken about the time Brabazon earned his pilot's license.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10356
Creation Date: 1912
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Delavan
County:Walworth
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Album 24 (Aeronautical History)
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, b/w copy
Original Format Number:(X3)33402
Original Dimensions:2.75 x 4.25 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
About this close view of the controls of a Wright plane, Brabazon later wrote: "Passenger sits in dead center, safety straps shown on seat, dual controls - my left hand rests on hinged rudder control, lower part wing warp for lateral stability. Gasoline had to be shut off on stopping of motor as motor, as motor had no carburetor. Gas goes thru a jet with small holes, into air intake to motor. Air-plane had two speeds - go and STOP. Stopped one-third of time air the air. Pedal at tip of my shoe was magneto to retard to slow motor on landing. Very simple and perfectly safe at all times?".
SUBJECTS
Airplanes
Air pilots
Men
Outdoor photography
Clothing and dress
Hats

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