Aviation instruments, from Replica 1903 ‘Wright Flyer’ aircraft

Made:
1948; 1920-1930
maker:
The de Havilland Aeronautical Technical School
and
Jules Richard

Aviation instruments: Impellor, unsigned, connected to a Stop-Watch, unsigned, which is connected to a Distance Meter, by Jules Richard, Paris, France, all three instruments are attached to a two-piece oak frame, from the 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.

Details

Category:
Aeronautics
Object Number:
1948-268/2
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, oak (wood) and steel (metal)
type:
stop-watch
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
  • watch
credit:
The de Havilland Aeronautical Technical School