Man Working at a Lathe in the Wright Cycle Shop, Dayton, Ohio, 1897

Summary

Before moving the Wright Cycle Shop from Dayton, Ohio, to Greenfield Village in 1937, Henry Ford's agents found and took detailed photographs of the building's interior. These photos helped the team to reassemble the structure in Dearborn. Orville Wright and Charlie Taylor, the mechanic who built the engine for the 1903 Flyer, also assisted to ensure the reconstruction's accuracy.

Before moving the Wright Cycle Shop from Dayton, Ohio, to Greenfield Village in 1937, Henry Ford's agents found and took detailed photographs of the building's interior. These photos helped the team to reassemble the structure in Dearborn. Orville Wright and Charlie Taylor, the mechanic who built the engine for the 1903 Flyer, also assisted to ensure the reconstruction's accuracy.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1897

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.1929.P.O.1530

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10 inches

Width: 8 inches

Wright Cycle Shop

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