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  • The Wright Company: From Invention to Industry | Edward J. Roach

    The Wright Company: From Invention to Industry

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Edward J. Roach
    • Narrated By Pete Ferrand
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    Fresh from successful flights before royalty in Europe, and soon after thrilling hundreds of thousands of people by flying around the Statue of Liberty, in the fall of 1909 Wilbur and Orville Wright decided the time was right 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.

    D.J.S. says: "an interesting part of history"
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