Click for the TGIF home page.
Your host Phil Ament Click to visit Class Act Feature
   

Fascinating facts about Charles Taylor
inventor of the airplane engine in 1903.

Charles Taylor
 
AT A GLANCE:
Charles Taylor built the engine that provided the power to achieve the first powered, sustained, and controlled flight of an airplane.on December 17, 1903 by Orville and Wilbur Wright. The aluminum, water-cooled engine was built from scratch and without drawings in only six weeks. The cast aluminum block and crankcase weighed 152 pounds . Source: U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission
Inventor: Charles E. Taylor
Charles Taylor photo courtesy Centennial Commission
Criteria: First to patent. First practical.
Birth: May 24, 1868 in Cerro Gordo, Illinois
Death: January 30, 1956 in Los Angels, California
Nationality: American

TO LEARN MORE

RELATED INFORMATION:
Transportation History   from The Great Idea Finder
 
Invention of the Airplane   from The Great Idea Finder
 
Orville Wright Biography   from The Great Idea Finder
 
Wilbur Wright Biography   from The Great Idea Finder
 

Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.
Reference Sources in BOLD Type. This page revised August 16, 2006.
Inventor Related
BIOGRAPHIES  A - Z
CELEBRITY
ENTREPRENEUR
HISTORIC PATENTS
NAMES THE SAME
NATIONAL HEROES
NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS
PATENT SCORECARD
PHILANTHROPIST
POPULAR INVENTORS
PROLIFIC INVENTORS
 
   
Disclaimer   Author    inventors   inventions   timeline  category  games    a-navbarend.gif (873 bytes)
home  | idea history  |  idea showcase  |  special features  | resource center  | guest services  history articles  |  search   a-navbarend.gif (873 bytes)
Copyright 1997 - 2007  The Great Idea Finder  All rights reserved.