Lot 1731

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Great relic of the innovative Bleriot XI, a a 2 x 2 in. piece of original fuselage fabric from this historic aircraft, obtained directly from the Smithsonian Institution. The relic is mounted to a 15 x 20 in. backing with descriptive text and a photo of the aircraft, all set into a black wood frame. The Bleriot print reads as follows: 'On July 25, 1909 Louis Bleriot flew the English Channel in a frail monoplane powered by a three cylinder Anzani engine that developed only 25-30 horsepower. Over the next five years hundreds of copies of the Bleriot 11 were produced, making it one of the most popular aircraft of the pre-World War 1 era. The Bleriot 11 in the collection of the National Air and Space Museum was built in 1914. Fitted with a Gnome Sigma engine, the machine was flown by Swiss exhibition pilot John Domenjoz in Europe and the United States.' Fine condition. These framed presentations were sold to help further the restoration efforts on the historic plane, and the aircraft remains in the collection of the National Air and Space Museum.

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April 7, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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