Conquest of the skies : The Wright brothers portfolio

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Franklin Institute, Publisher
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Records to commemorate the 75th anniversary of flight by the Wright brothers. Includes:
(1) List of what is contained in the "Conquest of the skies"portfolio
(2) Map of the Kill Devil Hills area (printed on the inside surface of the portfolio)
(3) Booklet "First flight : The story of Wilbur and Orville Wright's invention of the airplane" by Anthony Wolff with illustrations by Gary Undercuffler (1978)
(4) A reproduction of the May 1900 letter between the Wilbur Wright and Octave Chanute describing Wilbur's plans to develop a flying machine
(5) Two reproductions of the Wrights brothers' calculations (made on the back of wallpaper)
(6) Ten reproductions of photographs depicting Wright gliders, flyers, the lift balance in the wind tunnel and of the airfoils tested on the balance
(7) Two reproductions of the original three-view drawing of the Kitty Hawk flyer
(8) Reproduction of the patent given to Orville and Wilbur Wright for a flying machine (dated 22 May 1906)
(9) Reproduction of the telegram reporting the success of four flights
(10) Reproduction of a booklet 'The first published account of the Wright brothers' by Amos Ives Root (1905)
Also included in the folder is a print from a drawing of the Wright Military flyer by S. J. DeMarco (1975) and a small explanatory label. This print is not included on the list of what the portfolio contains.
Physical description
1 portfolio of documents ; 31 x 41 cm (in outsize box measuring 44 x 33 cm)
Other title
Published to commemorate the achievement of the Wright Brothers on the 75th anniversary of their first flight.
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Credit line
Franklin Institute. 1978. Conquest of the skies : The Wright brothers portfolio, MSS-2018-3.9. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).


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