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271   Wright Flyer  $200 $525 $578 10 You must login to place a bid.

#271 - Wright Flyer

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Description Update

NOTE: the check (described in the catalog as being written in an unknown hand) is actually in the hand of older brother Lorin Wright
Fabric from the Wright Flyer
Description                           Estimate: $1,600+          

Small rectangular .5 x .75 swatch of fabric from the 1903 Wright Flyer that made the first heavier-than-air flight at Kitty Hawk on December 17, 1903. The relic is impressively displayed against a photograph of the Wright Flyer with a matted Wright Brothers bank check filled out by older brother Lorin Wright (erroneously attributed to Orville on the plaque). Framed to an overall size of 22 x 18. In fine condition. Accompanied by a photocopy of the envelope in which the larger swatch was found, annotated, "Fabric from Wright Brothers Kitty Hawk Harvey D. Geyer 3/2/51.” Period typing on the sheet above reads: “All of the fabric for covering the original Kitty Hawk plane was muslin, purchased from Hunter & Hardy Dry Goods Store E. Third Street, Dayton Ohio, and known as 'Pride of the West' muslin.”

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