'Mr Henson's flying machine' William Ballingall
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'Mr Henson's flying machine'
View of the Ariel steam carriage, a system of flight patented in 1843 by the engineer and inventor William Samuel Henson (1812-1888). Although models of this aircraft design were made, the proposed full scale flying machine was not. Figure 109 from Animal locomotion or walking, swimming and, and flying, with a dissertation on aeronautics, by James Bell Pettigrew (Henry S.King & Co., London, 1873). James Bell Pettigrew (1832-1908) comparative anatomist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1868.
Original: woodcut engraving. 1873
- Image reference: RS-10225
- The Royal Society
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