Couple on a steam-powered flying machine, 19th century.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Couple on a steam-powered flying machine, 19th century.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Lithograph printed by Day & Haghe. It is titled 'Elopement Extraordinary, or Jack and his Lasie on a Matrimonial Excursion to the Moon, on the New aerial Machine', and shows a couple taking off riding a steam-powered rocket-like flying machine. As steam propulsion became more commonplace on the railways and, les succesfully, the roads, speculation began as to whether it might solve the problem of powered flight.
 

Image Ref.

10410942
 

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