Sir George Cayley's Patent Universal Railway, 1826.

 
Sir George Cayley's Patent Universal Railway, 1826.
4 0 c m
 
27cm
actual image size: 19cm x 32cm

Description

Illustrated plate from 'The Mechanics' Magazine, (28 January 1826), showing a 'vehicle formed by two endles chains'. Cayley (1773-1857) was a pioneer of aerial navigation, the founder of aerodynamics, and is widely considered to be the 'father' of fixed-wing flight. This vehicle was the forerunner of the caterpillar tractor.

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