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First Exhibition of the Aeronautical Society of Great Britain

Aeronautical Society of Great Britain

78 exhibits ; 7 classes: light engines and machinery, working apparatus, models, working models, plans and illustrative drawings, articles, and kites etc.[1]; prizes of at least 100 pounds

John Stringfellow's steam engine+boiler weighed only 13 lbs and won the prize for best engine.[2] Stringfellow demonstrated triplane model.

The event started June 25 and went for ten more days.

Sources


References

  1. "The Royal Aeronautical Society: Part 1 - The early years", Royal Aeronautical Society, 12 January 2016.
  2. "The Aeronautical Society", Aeronautical Journal, Vol. 1., No. 1, January 1897, pp. 3–4.
Event names First Exhibition of the Aeronautical Society of Great Britain
Event type exhibition
Country GB
Location Crystal Palace, London
Start date June 25, 1868
Number of days 10
Tech focus kite, propulsion, engine