DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — ?Entrepreneurs in the Wright Brothers' Ohio hometown are counting on the names of the aviation pioneers to help generate profits — and raise money to help support local historical sites.
Last year, Wright Brothers USA of Dayton became the first business to license retail goods in the name of the Wright Brothers. That started with the blessing of Amanda Wright-Lane, great-grandniece of the Wright brothers, and her brother Stephen Wright.
The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1sGhqhN ) reports the company is now using an international e-commerce website to sell American-made bicycles, aviation jackets, sunglasses and more.
Revenue from the business also supports the Hawthorn Hill mansion in Oakwood, the former home of Orville Wright, and historical aviation sites around Dayton. The Wright Family Foundation will receive 40 percent of royalties.
Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com