Fragment, Propeller, Wright

Wooden fragment from one of the propellers of the 1908 Wright Military Flyer. The fragment was separated from the aircraft at the time of the September 17, 1908, crash at Fort Myer, Virginia, which killed Lieutenant Thomas E. Selfridge and severely injured Orville Wright.

Gift of Sue Hersman.

Physical Description:
Wooden fragment from propeller of 1908 Wright Military Flyer. Tag tied to fragment indicating provenance that appears to date from the period the fragment separated from the aircraft, i.e., 1908.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Orville Wright
Wilbur Wright

Date
1908

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
The Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age

Type
MEMORABILIA-People

Materials
Wood
Dimensions
4 3/8 x 1/2 in. (11.1 x 1.3 cm)

Wooden fragment from one of the propellers of the 1908 Wright Military Flyer. The fragment was separated from the aircraft at the time of the September 17, 1908, crash at Fort Myer, Virginia, which killed Lieutenant Thomas E. Selfridge and severely injured Orville Wright.

Gift of Sue Hersman.

Physical Description:
Wooden fragment from propeller of 1908 Wright Military Flyer. Tag tied to fragment indicating provenance that appears to date from the period the fragment separated from the aircraft, i.e., 1908.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Orville Wright
Wilbur Wright

Date
1908

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
The Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age

Type
MEMORABILIA-People

Materials
Wood
Dimensions
4 3/8 x 1/2 in. (11.1 x 1.3 cm)

ID: A19990071000