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626 - First Flight, 17 December 1903

1. Full image: The first flight. 2. Close up of Wilbur near the whirring propellers of the first flight. 3.The magneto for starting the engine, a shovel for burrowing the track and steadying devices, and a bucket of grease for slathering the machines moving parts. 4. The truckthe 1903 flyers launching device. 5. The bench as a steadying device with a handsome C-clamp used to fix one of the flyers wings.

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