The Wright brothers managed to achieve the first powered flight on December 17th, 1903. Glenn H Curtiss flew the June Bug on July 4th 1908. He bought the rights to his airframe and it became the prototype for the Curtiss One pusher aircraft. Ironically when the first Pilot’s Licenses were issued, they were done in Alphabetical order. Curtiss was number one, Orville Wright was number five.
In many ways, you can see the shape of things to come in the Curtiss design, more than in the Wright’s design.
Next we have the famous, “Jenny.”