Friday, April 15, 2016

Wright Brothers' 'Flying Machine' Patent Resurfaces

The patent paperwork filed by aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright for original the "Flying Machine" has returned to the National Archives, after being misplaced 36 years ago.

A National Archives representative revealed in a statement that the patent had been filed in the wrong box, and that the Archival Recovery Program tracked it down on March 22, after a targeted search.


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