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Transportation memorabilia 19th century periodical page describing early steam powered aircraft designs

Transportation memorabilia 19th century periodical page describing early steam powered aircraft designs


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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Ephemera: Autographs: Historical: Pre 1900: Item # 1419783

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This is an actual antique page (not a reprint) from the Illustrated London News issue of April 1, 1843, the article describing in detail the efforts at the time to manufacture a flying machine powered by a light weight steam engine. The decorative and most interesting page features three detailed drawings of these primitive contraptions, all of which failed; Kitty Hawk was sixty years in the future. The drawings resemble some of the early drawings of flying machines by Leonardo da Vinci centuries before. This is fascinating and poignant at the same time, the dream of powered flight still a lifetime away, despite the valiant efforts of these aviation dreamers and pioneers. The framed page is in excellent, clean condition, the item measuring 20" by 15"; the frame has a bit of wear. Stored with relatives in Connecticut (shipping from 06903).
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