On December 17, 1903, two bicycle mechanic brothers achieved the first controlled powered flight of a heavier than air airplane.

Orville and Wilbur Wright of  Dayton, Ohio took their invention to a beach at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in a series of continuing experiments
which ultimately culminated in the first sustained flight and ushered in an era of human progress which has changed the face of human kind.

Their first patent was technically about the invention of a three-axis control which allowed the pilot to adjust the aircraft in flight, thus maintaining equilibrium.

wright airplane spoon

A sterling Ohio state spoon featuring a beautiful hand  painted picture of their invention.

All of the other spoons featuring this invention which I have seen have the plane engraved in the bowl.

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