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 Horace Short

Horace Short

Birth
Chilton, Durham Unitary Authority, County Durham, England
Death 6 Apr 1917 (aged 44)
Eastchurch, Swale Borough, Kent, England
Burial Hampstead, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 9411 · View Source
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Aviation Pioneer. He was a British engineer whom began his interest in early aviation by flying and manufacturing dirigible aircraft in 1897. In 1908, he formed The Short Brothers Company which became the first aircraft manufacturing company in the world. Contracted by the Wright Brothers, he built the British rights on the initial order for six aircraft of the Wright Flyer. In 1911, they built the world's first successful twin-engine aircraft the S-39.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 20 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9411
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Horace Short (2 Jul 1872–6 Apr 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9411, citing Hampstead Cemetery, Hampstead, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .