Patent GB-1903-18920

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Adds to the design described in Patent GB-1899-24848, which is an LTA aircraft with aeroplanes for navigation and ballonets. This patent includes more details for these elements, including the following:

"I find that I can obtain an improved result by dividing each single aeroplane into two or more subsidiary aeroplanes and connecting one to the other by tape webbing or other suitable material at several points along their length."

The airplanes are all moved in tandem.

Patent FR-1904-341792 is based on this one.


Year filed 1903
Year granted 1904
Office GB
Patent number 1890
Inventors Francis Alexander Barton
Inventor country GB
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Applicant type
Applicant is inventor? No
Original title Improvements in Navigable Aerial Machines
English title Navigable Aerial Machines
Tech fields LTA, airplane, hybrid, propeller, navigation, frame, balloon, ballonet, airfoil
Filing date September 2, 1903
Full specification filed date June 2, 1904
Application number
Grant date July 21, 1904
Granted? Yes
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Supplementary to patent Patent GB-1899-24848
Related to aircraft? Yes
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Patent agent W. D. Rowlingson
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First filing? No
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Number of text pages 6
Number of diagram pages 2
Number of figures 11
Number of claims 10