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<i>Vin Fiz</i> Evidence | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Vin Fiz Evidence

<i>Vin Fiz</i> Evidence | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Jesse Brabazon, pioneer aviator from Delavan, displaying fabric from the <i>Vin Fiz</i>, the airplane in which Calbraith P. Rodgers made the first transcontinental flight. In 1913 Brabazon displayed this material to prove to audiences that the wreckage he bought, rebuilt, and flew was the <i>Vin Fiz</i>. It is more likely that Rodgers crashed in his backup plane and that Brabazon unknowingly bought that wreckage. Brabazon's rebuilt plane burned in 1913. The fabric advertising Vin Fiz (a new soda pop manufactured by the Armour Co.) displayed here by Brabazon in 1953 is probably authentic.
DESCRIPTION
Jesse Brabazon, pioneer aviator from Delavan, displaying fabric from the Vin Fiz, the airplane in which Calbraith P. Rodgers made the first transcontinental flight. In 1913 Brabazon displayed this material to prove to audiences that the wreckage he bought, rebuilt, and flew was the Vin Fiz. It is more likely that Rodgers crashed in his backup plane and that Brabazon unknowingly bought that wreckage. Brabazon's rebuilt plane burned in 1913. The fabric advertising Vin Fiz (a new soda pop manufactured by the Armour Co.) displayed here by Brabazon in 1953 is probably authentic.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:11769
Creation Date: 1953
Creator Name:Beloit Daily News
City:Beloit
County:Rock
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Brabazon, Jesse Cyril, 1885- : Papers, 1912-1956
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:microfilm
Original Format Number:Micro 149 #326
Original Dimensions:35mm
SUBJECTS
Clothing and dress
Eyeglasses
Advertising
Indoor photography
Men
Airplanes

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