Replica, of the 1903 ‘Wright Flyer’ aircraft, by The de Havilland Aeronautical Technical School, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, 1948. The actual 1903 ‘Wright Flyer’: - designed and built by the Wright Brothers: Orville and Wilbur, achieved the world’s first successful heavier-than-air powered flight, on 17th December 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, United States.
Replica, modelled from the original. Orville Wright (1871-1948) and Wilbur Wright (1867-1912) made the world's first controlled and powered flights on 17th December 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The brothers developed a flying machine and learnt to fly over several years using gliders before fitting an engine.
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- copper (alloy), cotton (fibre), cotton (textile), leather, linen (textile), mahogany (wood), oak (wood), pine (wood), rubber (unidentified) and steel (metal)
estimate: 275 kg
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- copy - derivative object
- furnishing and equipment
- vehicle - transportation
- The de Havilland Aeronautical Technical School