Schoolchildren with the Frost Ornithopter, Science Museum, c 1936.

 
Schoolchildren with the Frost Ornithopter, Science Museum, c 1936.
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

Description

Edward Purkis Frost, an amateur aviator, made this ornithopter, with its bird-like flapping wing mechanism, out of willow, silk and feathers in 1902. Here a fascinated group of schoolchildren examine the mechanism.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10320038

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