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Osbert Edwin Williams

Williams, was an engineer, responsible for the power plant that provided the electricity for the Laurel and Wyoming Valley Railroad (L. & W.V. RR) near Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1902. In 1907, he resigned his position as Chief Engineer and Electrician, to accept a new position as Superintendent of the power plant for the Delaware, Lakawanna and Western Railroads (D.L. & W. RR) at Scranton, Pennsylvania.
In the fall of 1911, Calbraith Perry Rodgers made his transcontinental flight. This event was the beginning of Williams’ interest in aviation.

Williams held several U.S. patents, and his application for an aircraft windscreen, is accompanied by a 6 January 1912 photo of what is almost certainly the second (or third) incarnation of the Model 1.



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