Wright Cycle Shop

Webbert, Charles, 1857?-19391865/1885

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Wilbur and Orville Wright operated their Dayton, Ohio, bicycle business out of this building from 1897 to 1908. The brothers sold and repaired bikes, and even produced models under their own brands. It was also in this shop that the Wrights built their earliest flying machines, including the 1903 Flyer that became the first successful heavier-than-air, powered, controlled aircraft.


  • Title: Wright Cycle Shop
  • Creator: Webbert, Charles, 1857?-1939
  • Date: 1898/1908
  • Date Created: 1865/1885
  • Location: United States, Ohio, Dayton
  • Subject Keywords: Wright, Orville, 1871-1948, Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912, Wright Cycle Company, Inventions, Bicycles, Airplanes, Gliders (Aircraft), Aviation, Stores, Buildings (Structures)
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=146088
  • Object Name: Store
  • Object ID: 38.819.1
  • Image ID: THF9473
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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