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Sample of October 1909 News

More than 100 actual news stories appear in the October 1909 issue. Below is a sampling of a few days of 1909. Individual editions are $9.95 plus postage.


Curtiss Sued By Wrights
Aviators in Legal Warfare Over Flying Machine Rights

Buffalo, N.Y. - Oct. 1, 1909 - Judge Hazel in the United States circuit court yesterday, issued a cause order in an action started by the Wright brothers against Glenn H. Curtiss and the Herring, Curtiss Company of Hammondsport, N.Y., commanding the defendants to show cause on or before October 14 why a preliminary injunction should not be granted in favor of the complainants to restrain the defendants from making, using or selling the so-called Curtiss aeroplane and particularly restraining the defendants from conducting public exhibitions and flights of such machines.
     The case will be argued on December 1.
Source: Washington Observer, Washington, DC

20 Mile Flight in 33 Minutes
Remarkable Feat Accomplished by Wilbur Wright in New York in Aeroplane Before Crowd of Countless Thousands

     New York, N.Y. - Oct 4, 1909 - Cheered by countless thousands, Wilbur Wright today flew his aeroplane from Governors Island up the Hudson River to 125th street and returned. The distance of about 20 miles was covered in 33 minutes and 33 seconds.
     The trip up the river was made on the New York side. The wind, being strong and gusty, prevented Wright from circling the Grant Tomb. He returned by the Jersey side.
     The height of the flight varied from 40 to 400 feet. Passing along the downtown section, he flew low, enabling all to see the machine clearly.
     On his return to Governors Island he landed gracefully, and expressed himself as delighted with the flight.
     He will probably make an official flight late today. He must remain aloft an hour and cover ten miles in order to win the Hudson-Fulton prize.
Source: The Washington Observer, Washington, DC

Bleriot Monoplane at New York

     New York, N.Y. - Oct. 6, 1909 - A mysterious aeroplane has arrived from Europe on board the French line steamer La Touraine. It was packed in half a dozen large boxes addressed to "R.V. Saulnier," and consigned in care of customs house brokers. It is believed to be a Bleriot monoplane.
Source: Boston Evening Transcript, Boston, MA

To Have An Aero Club
Manchester, N.H., Is the Latest City to Manifest Enthusiasm

     Boston, Mass. - Oct. 11, 1909 - Aero clubs are springing up all over New England almost like mushrooms, showing the increase in the interest in amateur ballooning. This is largely due to the success of the ascensions which have been carried on this summer at Fitchburg, Pittsfield, North Adams and Rutland, Vt. The latest city to fall into line is manchester, N.H., and Charles J. Glidden, who has made more than forty ascensions with success, has accepted an invitation to go there tomorrow evening to deliver an address on ballooning before the members of the Calumet Club. It is thought that an Aero Club will be formed at once, as a number of business men have manifested their interest.
Source: Boston Evening Transcript, Boston, MA

Aeroplane of Cody is Badly Wrecked
Aviator Himself Has a Narrow Escape

     Doncaster, England - Oct. 16, 1909 - Disaster for the bi-plane of Captain Cody, the American, had a miraculous escape from death for the aviator himself, furnished a sensational opening for the second day of aviation week.
     The weather was ideal for flying. After some experimental work, Cody started on a flight and had traveled a thousand yards when, taking a corner at great speed, the front wheels touched the ground and the machine toppled over with a crash. Cody pitched forward in the midst of the wreckage. As fellow aviators and ambulance attendants came up, Cody crawled from the huge jumble of broken bamboo rods and tangled wires unhurt save a gash in the face. The bi-plane presented a sad appearance. The engine escaped and the planes were not greatly damaged, but the other parts were so badly wrecked that several days will be required for the repairs.
Source: La Crosse leader Press, La Crosse WI


More than 100 actual news stories appear in the October 1909 issue. Above is a sampling of a few days of 1909. Individual editions are $9.95 plus postage.

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