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Orville and Wilbur Wright's Patent for a Flying Machine

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"Heavier than air flying machines are impossible." Lord Kelving, President, Royal Society, c. 1895
Orville and Wilbur Wright Patent for Flying Machine

Orville and Wilbur Wright Patent for Flying Machine

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Orville Wright (1871-1948) and Wilbur Wright (1867-1912) requested a patent application for a "flying machine" nine months before their successful flight in December 1903, which Orville Wright recorded in his diary.

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