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WRIGHT, ORVILLE. Two typed letters signed ("Orville Wright") to George F. Kunz, President of Museum of Peaceful Arts, Dayton, Ohio, 25 May 1925 and 10 December 1925. Together 2 pages, 4to, light stains in margin of the first letter, the other lightly browned, rust marks from paper clips. Two good letters ON THE FIRST WRIGHT AIRCRAFT. 25 April 1925: "No one can regret more than I the situation in the Smithsonian Institution which has made it impossible for me to place our first airplane in its care...the Smithsonian has not cared to exhibit our plane of 1903, which was the first to fly, because it would overshadow the 1903 Langley machine which failed to fly...the [Smithsonian] now has one of our 1909 planes...I offered [the 1903 plane] to the South Kensington Museum..."; 10 December 1925: "None of our early machines excepting the one of 1903 is any longer completely in existence. I still have a few of the original parts of the 1904 and 1905 machines, such as propellers, chain transmission and parts of the motor. In 1911 Mr. Zenas Crane asked for the glider with which I had that year made at Kitty Hawk...a soaring flight of nine and three-quarter minutes..."; together 2 items. (2)

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WRIGHT, ORVILLE. Two typed letters signed ("Orville Wright") to George F. Kunz, President of Museum of Peaceful Arts, Dayton, Ohio, 25 May 1925 and 10 December 1925. Together 2 pages, 4to, light stains in margin of the first letter, the other lightly browned, rust marks from paper clips. Two good letters ON THE FIRST WRIGHT AIRCRAFT. 25 April 1925: "No one can regret more than I the situation in the Smithsonian Institution which has made it impossible for me to place our first airplane in its care...the Smithsonian has not cared to exhibit our plane of 1903, which was the first to fly, because it would overshadow the 1903 Langley machine which failed to fly...the [Smithsonian] now has one of our 1909 planes...I offered [the 1903 plane] to the South Kensington Museum..."; 10 December 1925: "None of our early machines excepting the one of 1903 is any longer completely in existence. I still have a few of the original parts of the 1904 and 1905 machines, such as propellers, chain transmission and parts of the motor. In 1911 Mr. Zenas Crane asked for the glider with which I had that year made at Kitty Hawk...a soaring flight of nine and three-quarter minutes..."; together 2 items. (2)
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