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Clip #: TFA-372D
Library: TFA Network
Region: North America
Country: United States
1930s, 1931, California, Grass Valley, The Gilmore Brothers, Lyman Gilmore, Charlie Gilmore, airplanes being stored / constructed in barn, hangar, one brother sweeping dust off plane with broom, Gilmore brothers pointing to plans of planes
Lyman Wiswell Gilmore, Jr. (June 11, 1874 – February 18, 1951) was an aviation pioneer. In Grass Valley, California, he built a steam-powered airplane and claimed that he flew it on May 15, 1902. Due to the requirement of a heavy boiler and the dependency on coal as a power source, the flights would have been unsustainable. Records and evidence relating to his claim were lost in a 1935 hangar fire
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