Pamphlet, "Some Aeronautical Experiments," Wilbur Wright, 1901

Summary

In 1901, aviation pioneer and Wright brothers mentor Octave Chanute invited Wilbur Wright to address the Western Society of Engineers in Chicago, Illinois. Wilbur described the brothers' glider experiments at Kitty Hawk in 1900 and 1901. The speech questioned accepted data on wing design, and established the Wrights' aeronautical work as some of the most advanced in the field.

In 1901, aviation pioneer and Wright brothers mentor Octave Chanute invited Wilbur Wright to address the Western Society of Engineers in Chicago, Illinois. Wilbur described the brothers' glider experiments at Kitty Hawk in 1900 and 1901. The speech questioned accepted data on wing design, and established the Wrights' aeronautical work as some of the most advanced in the field.

Artifact

Book

Date Made

December 1901

Subject Date

18 September 1901

Creators

Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912 

Western Society of Engineers 

Creator Notes

Presentation by Wilbur Wright in September 1901, published by the Western Society of Engineers in December 1901.

Collection Title

Wright Brothers Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

38.560.34

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ernest L. Jones.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 9 in

Width: 6 in

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