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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

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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

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