ORVILLE WRIGHT - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 10/25/1929 - HFSID 348076
ORVILLE WRIGHTThis check signed by the aviation inventor was made out to the Heathman Motor Company! Check signed: "Orville Wright", 8¾x3 visible. Dayton, Ohio, dated October 25, 1929. Check No. 3201, drawn on the City National Bank and Trust Company in Dayton for $14.
Sale Price $1,870.00
ORVILLE WRIGHTThis check signed by the aviation inventor was made out to the Heathman Motor Company! Check signed: "Orville Wright", 8¾x3 visible. Dayton, Ohio, dated October 25, 1929. Check No. 3201, drawn on the City National Bank and Trust Company in Dayton for $14.65, to be paid to the Heathman Motor Company. Along with his brother Wilbur (1867-1912), Orville Wright (1871-1948)designed and built the first motor-powered airplaneand 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, he was a consultant to the Aviation Service of the Army Signal Corps. Normal bank holes. Slightly creased. Blue check mark to right of amount. Otherwise, fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 22½x20.
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