Fragment from Billy Stark's airplane 1912

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Document Record
Creator City of Vancouver Archives
Title Fragment from Billy Stark's airplane 1912
Published Vancouver : Museum of Vancouver
Identifier 68906
Language English
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Contributor Museum of Vancouver
Description Bamboo splinter of the airplane flown by William "Billy" Stark which crashed on May 4, 1912. See City of Vancouver Archives for news clippings about aviation history collected by Stark. See also Doc. Spec. file for copies of letters from Major J.S. Matthews about the fragment.
a) smooth length of tree bamboo on which is written "1st ___, billy stark's Curtis aeroplane, Vancouver, may 4 1912, property of Lloyd Bolton"; splinter is tied to varnished display board (b), to which is attached by 2 brass screws, a laminated plastic label reading "William stark, pioneer aviator, 1918, splinter from his bamboo aeroplane, crashed Hastings park 4th may 1918, presented by professor Lloyd Bolton, university of Santa Clara, who as a lad, wrote 'I saw it, billy starks' aeroplane, Vancouver, may 4 1912, property of Lloyd Bolton".
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