Wright Hydroplanes

The Wright brothers’ original aviation firm, the Wright Company, accomplished more than inventing the airplane. The company also experimented with and built hydroplanes and flying boats.

Photos of the company’s hydroplanes and aeroboats can be viewed in the Wright Brothers Collection, housed in Special Collections and Archives in the Wright State University Libraries.

The collection features images of Wright Company hydroplanes under construction and flying near the Miami River and aeroboat experiments on the river, as well as the 1922 christening of the Wilbur Wright, a flying boat built by the Wright Aeronautical Corporation, which was created when the Wright Company merged with the Glenn L. Martin Company of California.

More images are available at wright.edu/hydroplanes.

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