The Wright Brothers  - The Invention of the Aerial Age

Orville's mandolin. 200 intricately carved wing shapes. One surviving wingtip. These artifacts in the Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age online exhibit offer rich details and personal insights into the Wright brothers' lives. Begin exploring and learn more about the Wright brothers.


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Model Wings Used in the Tunnel
Lent by the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia
These are examples of the model wings the Wright brothers tested in their wind tunnel. They made them from sheet steel using tin shears, a hammer, and a file.
Model Wings Used in the Tunnel

 

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