1915 Laird Biplane, "Boneshaker"

Summary

This was the third plane constructed by Matty Laird, a self-taught pilot and aircraft engineer. He used the plane doing stunt flying exhibitions from Montana to Maryland. Later the famous woman aviator Katherine Stinson took the plane to Japan and China, where she was the first woman to fly.

This was the third plane constructed by Matty Laird, a self-taught pilot and aircraft engineer. He used the plane doing stunt flying exhibitions from Montana to Maryland. Later the famous woman aviator Katherine Stinson took the plane to Japan and China, where she was the first woman to fly.

Artifact

Airplane

Date Made

1915

Heroes Of The Sky
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Heroes of the Sky

Object ID

36.634.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Wood (Plant material)
Rubber (Material)

Color

Black (Color)
Yellow

Dimensions

Height: 8.208 ft

Width: 25.333 ft

Length: 19.417 ft

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