• Pioneer Aviator Orville Wright Signs Check on His Birthday--Exceptionally Framed

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    Aviation Pioneer ORVILLE WRIGHT conquered man’s desire to fly a plane with his historic, successful flight on December 17, 1903. It was the first powered, sustained and controlled airplane flight in history.  Orville, along with his brother, Wilbur, tested their gliders at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The two of them studied weather bureau statistics and plotted the day and time to test the 605-pound Flyer with a 12-HP engine. In the first successful flight, Orville was at the controls of the Flyer, keeping it aloft for 12 seconds and covering 120 feet at an altitude of 10 feet. Wilbur successfully flew that day also, remaining airborne for 59 seconds and traveling 852 feet.

    Offering a beautifully framed lot of Orville’s photograph and a check signed by him to The Dayton Power & Light Co. on August 19, 1942, his birthday. The framing and matting are extraordinarily beautiful. Overall approximate size 17” x 24”; overall approximate check size is 2 ¾” x 8 ¼”.

    Modest corner chip to top left corner of frame. Else excellent condition.

    Everything we sell is guaranteed authentic forever to the original buyer. We also offer a 30-day return policy. If you discover a problem or are dissatisfied with an item, please contact us immediately (617-236-4893). Our goal is please every customer.  We are pleased to be members of The Manuscript Society, Universal Autograph Collectors Club and The Ephemera Society. [NAS129]