Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Wilbur Wright: Airplane in 1914

L'aéroplane Wilbur Wright. La rentree au hangar apres un vol.
(The airplane Wilbur Wright. Returned to the hangar after a flight.)


The back has an advertisement in the space where you write:
N'achetez pas sans voir les dernieres creations des Corsets forme droite, hanches enveloppantes  models speciaux de A. Simon (Brevet√© S.G. D.G.)
Madame LeMarie, Successeur, 43 Rue du Commerce - Paris

This translates in google translator to:
Do not buy without seeing the latest creations of Corsets shape right hip wrap special models of A. Simon (Proprietor S.G. D.G.)
Madame LEMARIE, Successor, 43 Rue du Commerce - Paris

This historic aviation postcard is postmarked in 1914

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On December 17, 1903, Orville Wright piloted the first powered airplane 120 feet (37m) in 12 seconds, at a speed of only 6.8 miles per hour (10.9 km/h) in North Carolina.  Three more flights were made that day with Wilbur piloting the record flight lasting 59 seconds over a distance of 825 feet.

The last time the world record was broken was on July 28, 1976 by Captain Eldon Joersz and Major George Morgan going 2,193.2 miles per hour in a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.  I have postcards about that HERE.

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