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This photograph shows the Goodland flying machine, a forerunner of the helicopter, designed and patented by William Purvis and Charles Wilson of Goodland, Kansas. Purvis and Wilson built the ship about 1910. The engine was apparently too small and the machine never flew.
Date: Around 1910
This photograph can be used in conjunction with other materials concerning Charles Wilson and William Purvis to help students understand the type of work the two men undertook and the flying-machines that resulted.
KS: 7th: 4.6.A.: significance of the work of entrepreneurial Kansans in the aviation industry
Item Number: 211553
Call Number: TL .500 .A *2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211553
Business and Industry - Aviation - Production
Business and Industry - Aviation - Research and development
Collections - Photograph
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1880s to 1920s (Benchmark 4) - Aviation entrepreneurs (Indicator 6)
Date - 1910s
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
Places - Cities and towns - Goodland
Places - Counties - Sherman
Thematic Time Period - Industrialization and the National Economy, 1870-1920
Transportation - Aeronautics
Transportation - Air Travel - Helicopters
Type of Material - Photographs