Wright Propeller Donated

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An original wooden propeller from the Wright Brothers' Flyer is presented to the National Air and Space Museum by Wilkinson Wright, a grand nephew of the Wright Brothers in a public ceremony held in the Milestones of Flight Gallery. There is also a symposium "The Wright Flyer: An Engineering Perspective." This symposium marked the eightieth anniversary of the first flight of the Wright Brothers, and is held December 17, 1983.


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Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1984. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985, p. 407.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 4, "The Torch," February 1984, p. 2.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


December 15, 1983


  • Congresses and conventions
  • Aeronautics
  • Gifts
  • Wright Flyer (Airplane)

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