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First Wisconsin Aviator

Date: 1910
Description: The Curtiss Pusher owned by Arthur Pratt Warner of Beloit, the first man to fly in Wisconsin and the first person to purchase an airplane. Slightly below...
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Wright Flyer at Indianapolis

Date: 1910
Description: A Wright airplane at Indianapolis showing the starting runway track used to launch the plane. This snapshot was taken by Arthur Pratt Warner, Wisconsin's f...
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Wright Airplane

Date: 1910
Description: A Wright airplane flying over a grandstand in Indianapolis, with a second unidentified plane in the foreground. This exhibition at the recently-constructed...
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Glenn Curtiss and Post

Date: July 1910
Description: Airplane inventor Glenn Curtiss (with moustache), and his friend and fellow aviator Augustus Post, to his right. Although identified by Warner to 1909, it...
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Glenn Curtiss Airplane at Atlantic City

Date: 1910
Description: Elevated view of crowd gathered on the beach at Atlantic City to watch a Curtiss airplane being pushed on an inclined ramp leading to the boardwalk.
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First Wisconsin Aviator-A.P. Warner

Date: November 04 1909
Description: Color postcard depicting Arthur Pratt Warner of Beloit flying his Curtiss Pusher for the first time, November 4, 1909. Warner was the first person in Wisco...
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Warner and his Factory

Date: 1910
Description: Arthur Pratt Warner, Wisconsin's first aviator, in front of the office of the Warner Instrument Company in Beloit. Warner, who held the patent for an autom...
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First to Fly — Later Wright Airplane

Date: 1910
Description: An original print of an early Wright Brothers airplane from the Arthur Pratt Warner collection. The print is unidentified, nor is there any information on...
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First to Fly — Side View of Wright Airplane

Date: 1910
Description: An original vintage print from the Arthur Pratt Warner collection of a two-seat Wright airplane. The airplane is identified on the print only as a 1910 mac...
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First to Fly — Almost Flying

Date: October 10 1902
Description: Wilbur Wright gliding down the steep slope of Big Kill Devil Hill at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Much of the Wright Brothers' success derived from the fact...
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Wright Airplane at Atlantic City

Date: July 1910
Description: A Wright airplane on the beach. Walter Brookins, who piloted the plane to a new altitude record, is thought to be the man in the hat near the center.
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Brookins and Wright Airplane

Date: July 1910
Description: Walter Brookins, a boyhood friend of the Wright Brothers, flying a Wright airplane over the ocean at Atlantic City. Brookins set numerous records for altit...
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Glenn Curtiss Over the Ocean

Date: July 1912
Description: Glenn Curtiss flying over the ocean. The pontoons under each wing illustrate the beginnings of his development of amphibious aircraft. The famous Steel Pie...
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Los Angeles Air Meet

Date: January 1910
Description: The grandstand at the Los Angeles Aviation Meet, the first international aviation event held in the United States. The plane on the ground near the center...
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Herring-Curtiss Flying Machine

Date: 1909
Description: Advertising card from an exhibition of the Herring-Curtiss "Golden Flyer" in which Glenn Curtiss had won the first Gordon Bennett trophy at Rheims. The exh...
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Early Birds Certificate

Date: 1928
Description: Cerificate awarded to Arthur P. Warner, the first Wisconsin man to fly, by the Early Birds, an organization formed to honor individuals who flew before 191...
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Warner Speedometer

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Description: Printed postcard distributed to automobile purchasers by the Warner Instrument Co. of Beloit, Wisconsin, founded by Arthur P. Warner, inventor of the magne...

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