Wright Flyer aircraft engine, 1903

Wright Flyer aircraft engine, 1903

C023/6759 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 60.7MB

Downloadable file size: 5.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Wright Flyer aircraft engine. Underside view of a reconstruction of the motor used in 1903 by the Wright brothers in their pioneering aeroplane flights. US aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright produced a series of Wright aircraft models, starting with the first successful flight in a heaver-than-air machine (1903). The engine powered a sprocket chain drive (left) that connected to the propellers. It was a 12-horsepower 4-cylinder aluminium water-cooled engine. The engine was built by their engineer, Charlie Taylor (1868-1956). It was designed and built within 6 weeks, and weighed 69 kilograms. Photographed on 10 January 1928.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 12 horsepower, 12 hp, 1900s, 1903, 20th century, 4 cylinders, 4-cylinder, aeronautics, aeroplane, aircraft, airplane, aluminium, american, aviation, black-and-white, charles edward taylor, charlie taylor, display, early, engine, engineering, equipment, exhibition, historical, history, mechanics, monochrome, motor, museum, no-one, nobody, north american, orville wright, pioneer, pioneering, pioneers, sprocket chain drive, straight 4, technological, technology, united states, us, water cooled, wilbur wright, wright biplane, wright brothers, wright flyer

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.