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The brain behind the Wright brothers’ legal defense of their flying machine is now cast in bronze and overlooking his old office building in Springfield, Ohio.

Last week, officials dedicated an 8-foot statue of Harry Toulmin, the lawyer who handled the patent for Wilbur and Orville Wright’s flying machine a century ago. The sculpture was stationed across the street from an office building Toulmin occupied after moving his patent law practice from Washington in 1886.

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