Orville Wright and Edwin H. Sines in Wright Cycle Shop, Dayton, Ohio, 1897

Summary

Orville Wright, at right, works alongside friend and former schoolmate Edwin H. Sines in the Wright brothers' Dayton, Ohio, bicycle shop. The Wrights' experiences building printing presses and bicycles sharpened their skills in precision machining. These talents were invaluable in their later work to build the first successful heavier-than-air, powered aircraft in 1903.

Orville Wright, at right, works alongside friend and former schoolmate Edwin H. Sines in the Wright brothers' Dayton, Ohio, bicycle shop. The Wrights' experiences building printing presses and bicycles sharpened their skills in precision machining. These talents were invaluable in their later work to build the first successful heavier-than-air, powered aircraft in 1903.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

September 1897

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.188.22433

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 11 in

Width: 7.5 in

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