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  The Wright Brothers | 1893   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The bicycle craze in America began in 1887 with the introduction from England of the safety bicycle.
At the height of the bicycle boom in the 1890s, more than 300 companies were producing over a million bicycles per year.
The Wright brothers’ best known pre-aeronautical occupation was bicycle repair and manufacture.
www.nasm.si.edu /wrightbrothers/who/1893/index.cfm   (92 words)

 The Bicycle Shop
In the front window is a reproduction of a Wright bicycle, with a strange addition — a horizontal wheel attached to the handlebars.
The Wrights could get things in their immediate neighborhood — casting, machining, materials, technical advice and information — that were scarce in most other locations.
These may be the buildings in which the Wrights did their inventing, but they are not the heart of their inventiveness.
www.first-to-fly.com /Adventure/Expeditions/the_bicycle_shop.htm   (1082 words)

 Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park: Where the Wright Brothers Conquered the Air
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park preserves evidence of the birth of this quest for flight at The Wright Cycle Company Complex.
The other property associated with the Wright brothers' early careers is the two-story brick structure known as The Wright Cycle Company building located at 22 South Williams Street.
The lesson is based on the The Wright Cycle Company Complex, one of the thousands of properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/111wrightoh/111WrightOH.htm   (396 words)

 National Park Service
The Wright Cycle Company complex consists of the Wright Cycle Company building and the Wright–Dunbar Interpretive Center (the restored Hoover Block building) and the new Aviation Trail Visitor Center and Museum.
Here the Wright brothers began to manufacture their own brand of bicycles which gave the brothers the mechanical experience and financial resources necessary to began their experiments into powered human flight.
The Wright brothers began their first business, printing, when Orville was still in high school and they printed small neighborhood newspapers, notecards, bill heads, and circulars.
www.nps.gov /daav/cul_wrightcyclecompany.htm   (247 words)

 Wright Cycle Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The bicycle business of the Wright brothers, The Wright Cycle Company (originally the Wright Cycle Exchange) occupied five different locations in Dayton, Ohio.
Orville and Wilbur Wright began their bicycle repair business in 1892, and soon added rentals and sales.
In 1937 the building was moved to Greenfield Village in Michigan by Henry Ford, with the cooperation of Orville Wright.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wright_Cycle_Company   (272 words)

 National Park Service
The Wright Cycle Company complex consists of two adjoining buildings: the Hoover Block, also known as the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center and Aviation Trail Visitor Center and Museum, along with the Wright Cycle Company building.
From 1895 until 1897, both businesses were located at 22 South Williams Street, “known as the Wright Cycle Company,” the fourth of five locations for their bicycle business.
This depot allowed the Wrights to transport equipment and material conveniently from their bike shop to the flying field.
www.nps.gov /daav/pla_fac_wrightcycleco.htm   (129 words)

 Wright-Dunbar Int. Center and the Wright Cycle Company
Orville Wright and Paul Laurence Dunbar were classmates in school...
Next, you'll visit The Wright Cycle Company, the fourth location of the Wright brothers' bicycle business, and the only one intact and at its original location.
You'll see the bicycle technology the Wrights incorporated into the structure and mechanisms of their gliders and flyers.
www.birthplaceofaviation.com /wrightDunbar.htm   (223 words)

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