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Wilbur Wright typed letter signed on The Wright Company letterhead, dated 3 February 1912, just months before his early death from typhoid fever. Written to Robert J. Collier, President of the Aero Club of America, Wright temporarily waives his right for litigation against participants in the popular Gordon Bennett Cup. Letter reads in part, ''...In the interest of good sport the Wright Company will permit representatives of foreign nations to participate in the 1912 race for the Gordon Bennett Cup, regardless of any question as to to whether their aeroplanes do or do not infringe patents owned by this company...[signed] Wilbur Wright''. At this time, The Wright Company was vigorously defending its innovations in human flight through patents, especially against foreign imitations. Single page measures 8.25'' x 11''. Piece of pink paper affixed to upper left. Closed tear on right side repaired with archival tape on verso. Overall in very good condition with an elegant signature by Wilbur Wright. In very good to near fine condition.
Wilbur Wright Letter Signed From 1912 in Which He, ''In the Interest of Good Sport'' Allows Patent Infringing ''Aeroplanes'' to Participate in World Famous RaceWilbur Wright Letter Signed From 1912 in Which He, ''In the Interest of Good Sport'' Allows Patent Infringing ''Aeroplanes'' to Participate in World Famous Race
Wilbur Wright Letter Signed From 1912 in Which He, ''In the Interest of Good Sport'' Allows Patent Infringing ''Aeroplanes'' to Participate in World Famous Race
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