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1908 Wright Brothers airplane test flights...
Item # 677290
May 09, 1911
THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, May 9, 1908
* Wright Brothers test flights
* Orville & Wilbur Wright
* Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, NC
The front page is a one column heading: "WRIGHT BROTHERS AGAIN SUCCEED" (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.
Complete with 8 pages, irregular along the spine, small library stamp within the masthead, generally nice.
wikipedia notes: In May of 1908 they went back to Kitty Hawk with their 1905 Flyer to practice for their contracted demonstration flights. Their privacy was lost when several correspondents arrived on the scene. The brothers contracts required them to fly with a passenger, so they modified the 1905 Flyer by installing two upright seats with dual control levers. Charlie Furnas, a mechanic from Dayton, became the first fixed-wing aircraft passenger on separate flights with both brothers
Category: The 20th Century