Orville Wright Autographed Personal Cheque
Orville Wright (1871-1948) co-invented the first successful airplane, along with his brother Wilbur. The brothers were passionate about flying, working tirelessly on their ideas. They were also the first to test manned powered flight.
Other flying machines had been created long before the Wright brothers first started, but they were to the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
This cheque, bearing Orville's signature, is written out to a gas company for the payment of 69 cent. Dated 11 December 1920, at Dayton, Ohio, the page measures 3" x 6½". The autograph and other handwritten details are marked in fine black ink, in crisp neat handwriting by Wright. The item has been stamped, pencil-marked and date-punched as part of official bank procedure. In excellent condition.