ORVILLE WRIGHT - CHECK TRIPLE SIGNED - WRIGHT CYCLE CO. 01/17/1908 - HFSID 6020
WRIGHT CYCLE COMPANY: ORVILLE WRIGHT Check signed and endorsed by Orville Wright and the Wright Cycle Co. in 1908, two years after being granted a U.S. patent for their flying machine Check signed on payee line and endorsed "Orville Wright" and signed "Wright Cycle Co./O.W." on signature line. 7¾x3.
Sale Price $2,975.00
WRIGHT CYCLE COMPANY: ORVILLE WRIGHT
Check signed and endorsed by Orville Wright and the Wright Cycle Co. in 1908, two years after being granted a U.S. patent for their flying machine
Check signed on payee line and endorsed "Orville Wright" and signed "Wright Cycle Co./O.W." on signature line. 7¾x3. Dayton, Ohio, Jan. 2, 1908. Unnumbered check drawn on the Winters National Bank and payable to Wright Cycle Co. for $10. Wilbur (1867-1912) and Orville (1871-1948) had formed the Wright Cycle Company in 1892 and manufactured bicycles. The brothers 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, 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 their flying machine in May 1906. Following Wilbur's death in 1912, Orville became President of the Wright Company and continued as a pioneer in the aviation industry. During WWI (1914-1918), he was a consultant to the Aviation Service of the Army Signal Corps. Lightly creased. Adhesive residue on front of check. Small tears on left side of check Small triangular tear in center of check, which barely touches signature on payee line. Normal cancelation punches, which touch signature on signature line, and bank stamps. check has been folded in half and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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