The Resource The Wright Company : from invention to industry, Edward J. Roach

The Wright Company : from invention to industry, Edward J. Roach

Label
The Wright Company : from invention to industry
Title
The Wright Company
Title remainder
from invention to industry
Statement of responsibility
Edward J. Roach
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the fall of 1909, fresh from successful flights in Europe and New York city, Wilbur and Orville Wright decided to begin manufacturing their airplanes for sale. Backed by Wall Street tycoons, including August Belmont, Cornelius Vanderbilt III, and Andrew Freedman, the brothers formed the Wright Company. In addition to building airplanes, the Wright Company trained hundreds of early aviators at its flight schools, including Roy Brown, the Canadian pilot credited with shooting down Manfred von Richthofen - the 'Red Baron' - during the First World War. Pilots with the company's exhibition department thrilled crowds at events from Winnipeg to Boston, Corpus Christi to Colorado Springs. But all was not well in Dayton, Ohio, a city that hummed with industry, producing cash registers, railroad cars, and many other products. The brothers found it hard to transition from running their own bicycle business to being corporate executives responsible for other people's money. Their dogged pursuit of enforcement of their 1906 patent - especially against Glenn Curtiss and his company - helped hold back the development of the U.S. aviation industry. When Orville Wright sold the company in 1915, he was a comfortable man - but his company had built only 120 airplanes at its Dayton factory and Wright Company airplanes were not in the U.S. arsenal as war continued in Europe"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roach, Edward J.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9711.U64
LC item number
W757 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wright Company
  • Aircraft industry
  • Wright, Wilbur
  • Wright, Orville
Label
The Wright Company : from invention to industry, Edward J. Roach
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [181]-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 218 pages
Isbn
9780821420515
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013037400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 4245628-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4245628
  • (Sirsi) o847837242
  • (OCoLC)847837242
Label
The Wright Company : from invention to industry, Edward J. Roach
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [181]-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 218 pages
Isbn
9780821420515
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013037400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 4245628-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4245628
  • (Sirsi) o847837242
  • (OCoLC)847837242

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