William Henry Phillips, English inventor, c 1850.

Underwood, William

 
William Henry Phillips, English inventor, c 1850.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Description

Lithograph by William Underwood after a painting by Alfred Tidey of Phillips, designer of a steam-powered flying machine and inventor of the 'fire annihilator', a fire extinguisher. Phillips apparently exhibited a working model of his 'aerial machine' at the aeronautical Exhibition in London, in 1868. The 'fire annihilator' emitted 'a jet of a peculiar gaseous vapour' which deprived the fire of oxygen.

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