Maple Wright Flyer Pen Set
Sale Price (non-members): $14.98
Sale Price (members): $13.48
Original Price: $26.00
Thrill an aviation enthusiast with this Maple Wright Flyer Pen set. The solid maple box is laser-engraved with an image of the Wright Flyer Plane. In addition to the commemorative box, The Maple Wright Flyer Pen Set comes with a twist-open ballpoint pen, laser-engraved with the Smithsonian Institution logo. Medium-tip ballpoint pen takes standard Cross® refills. Velour-lined box. Box measures 6.75"l. x 3"w. x 1.6"h.
On a chilly windswept beach at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright inaugurated the aerial age with their historic first flights on December 17, 1903. The Wright Flyer was the world’s first heavier-than-air, powered craft to make a sustained controlled flight with a pilot aboard. With Orville at the controls and Wilbur observing, the first flight covered a distance of 120 feet and lasted 12 seconds. A total of four flights were made with the Flyer, the best traveling 852 feet in 59 seconds with Wilbur as the pilot. The 1903 Wright Flyer is in the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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