Zerbe’s Multi-Plane

Could this homegrown California aircraft eclipse the Wright Flyer?

Richard J. Goodrich
Jan 4 · 8 min read
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The Zerbe Multi-Plane. Los Angeles Times, Nov. 7, 1909. Public Domain.
Professor J. S. Zerbe.
Professor J. S. Zerbe.
Professor J. S. Zerbe. Los Angeles Express, Oct. 12, 1908. Public Domain.

The Zerbe Multi-plane

The Zerbe Multi-plane.
The Zerbe Multi-plane.
The Zerbe Multi-plane. Los Angeles Express, Nov. 3, 1908. Public Domain.

Flight Testing

Los Angeles Aviation Week

Aircraft fill the sky at Los Angeles Aviation Week
Aircraft fill the sky at Los Angeles Aviation Week
Aircraft fill the sky at Los Angeles Aviation Week. Los Angeles Herald, Jan. 11, 1910. Public Domain.

The Final Try

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