Hauling the Wright Flyer on a Road, France, 1908-1909

Summary

French automaker Leon Bollee offered his factory and a staff of mechanics to Wilbur Wright prior to Wright's demonstration flights near Le Mans, France, in 1908. Moving the Wright airplane from Bollee's factory to the Hunaudieres race course -- and later to Camp d'Auvours, 11 kilometers from Le Mans -- required creative transportation. Once in place, Wright housed the plane in an on-site hangar.

French automaker Leon Bollee offered his factory and a staff of mechanics to Wilbur Wright prior to Wright's demonstration flights near Le Mans, France, in 1908. Moving the Wright airplane from Bollee's factory to the Hunaudieres race course -- and later to Camp d'Auvours, 11 kilometers from Le Mans -- required creative transportation. Once in place, Wright housed the plane in an on-site hangar.

Artifact

Negative (Photograph)

Subject Date

1908-1909

Collection Title

Leon Bollee Photographs 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2000.53.107

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Glass (Material)

Technique

Gelatin dry plate process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 5.000 in

Width: 7.000 in

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