AERONAUTICS: Langley vs. Wright

Wilbur and Orville Wright made their first flights at Kitty Hawk, N. C., on Dec. 17, 1903. For more than 20 years, the machine they used has been faithfully guarded, kept intact. Last week, Orville, the surviving brother,* announced that he was presenting this relic of man's first flight to the Science Museum at South Kensington, London, where a large collection of historic planes and engines already exists. Mr. Wright naturally seeks greater safety against damage and fire than his own home affords. But why a foreign museum ? Why not the Smithsonian...

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