Matthew B. Sellers

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Born in Baltimore, 1869, of parents who were Kentuckians. He was educated in Germany and France, receiving law degree at Harvard, 1892. Died in 1932. Among patents he received: 1908, airplane-type kite, prototype for later models; 1909, fourwing glider, basis for powered plane; 191.1, power plane with retractable wheels; 1914, steering and wheel retraction im- provements. See over. Presented by sons of Matthew Sellers



Photgraphs and research information courtesy of the 7th grade Social Studies Class from West Carter Middle School under the direction of Mr. Malcolm Carter.

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