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Fabric from 1903 Flyer | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Fabric from 1903 Flyer

Fabric from 1903 Flyer | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A piece of fabric (approximately 1" x 1") from the 1903 Wright Flyer. It is attached to a certificate and includes a photograph.
DESCRIPTION
A piece of fabric (approximately 1" x 1") from the 1903 Wright Flyer. It is attached to a certificate and includes a photograph.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10402
Creation Date:date unknown
Creator Name:Unknown
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Collection Name:Harry A. Bruno papers, 1919-1969
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:object
Original Format Number:PH 3268
Original Dimensions:8 x 10 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Text of the certificate presented to aviation publicist and historian Harry Bruno now in the Archives of the Wisconsin Historical Society: "Original Fabric from Kitty Hawk Wright Flyer. When Orville Wright, at my suggestion, assembled the Kitty Hawk machine for public exhibition for the first time in 1916, at the opening of the new buildings of M.I.T. in Cambridge, he found that the original fabric could not be used and substituted new fabric of the identical material. When he died, his executors found that he had preserved some of the original coverings of the wings and entrusted several pieces of this most valuable relic to me for distribution to notable aeronautical friends. I certify that this piece was used in the first successful flight in history by Orville Wright on December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk. Lester D. Gardner (founder of Aviation Magazine).
SUBJECTS
Archival materials
Certificates
Men
Inventions
Airplanes
Outdoor photography

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