Langley vs. Wright

May 1925
Time;5/11/1925, Vol. 5 Issue 19, p22
The article reports on Orville Wright's decision to donate the airplane he and his brother Wilbur used to make the first flights in 1903 to the Science Museum in London, England. Resentments that Wright holds against the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. are said to be the reason why the airplane will be donated to the English museum and not to the Smithsonian. The Smithsonian also has on exhibit the first airplane ever built, by Samuel P. Langley.


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