ORVILLE WRIGHT - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 10/13/1945 - HFSID 6813
ORVILLE WRIGHT. Partly Printed Check signed: "Orville Wright", 7¾x3. Dayton, Ohio, 1945 October 13. Check No. 3811, drawn on The Winters National Bank & Trust Co., payable to E.C. Kratzrr for $9.
Sale Price $1,020.00
ORVILLE WRIGHT. Partly Printed Check signed: "Orville Wright", 7¾x3. Dayton, Ohio, 1945 October 13. Check No. 3811, drawn on The Winters National Bank & Trust Co., payable to E.C. Kratzrr for $9. In the year this check was signed, a newsreel featuring "firsts" in human flight, including Wright Brothers footage, was released. Along with his brother, Wilbur (1867-1912), Orville Wright (1871-1948) designed and built the first motor-powered airplane and conducted its first successful flight on December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The historic flight of the 12-horsepower biplane, Flyer, with Orville at the controls, covered 120 feet and lasted 12 seconds. In May 1905, the Wright brothers began construction of Flyer III, the first practical airplane that could be maneuvered to turn, bank, circle and fly figure eights. They were granted the first U.S. patent for the Flying Machine in May 1906. Following Wilbur's death in 1912, Orville became President of the Wright Company and continued to be a pioneer in the aviation industry. During WWI (1914-1918), he was a consultant to the Aviation Service of the Army Signal Corps. Not windowed to show verso. Bank cancellation holes nick the "O" of Orville. Stamp at 1 word of writing, red pencil check mark to right of amount. Fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 19¾x18.
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