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Thomas Moy, aeronautical engineer, 1901.

Thomas Moy, aeronautical engineer, 1901.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


Photograph of Thomas Moy (1828-1910) with a model of an ornithopter (a flapping-wing machine) at Farnborough, Hampshire. In 1875, he produced a steam-powered flying machine, the aerial Steamer, which was powered by a three HP steam engine which weighed 80 pounds and in 1879 the machine succesfully made a 'short hop' in London.

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