Patent GB-1908-17370

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Scan from Patent FR-1908-393460; identical to illustrations for the British version.

Classifying this liberally as an "airplane" because the lift comes from forward movement created by a propeller sending air across flat surfaces. However, these surfaces are "sails", and there are many of them,

The object of this arrangement is, on the one hand, to enable the greatest possible total sail surface to be got into the smallest possible space, and on the other hand to suspend the driving motor within the flying apparatus so elastically that the vibrations produced by the motion of the motor shall be distributed uniformly over the whole frame-work; and that any blows on the outer rings sustained in landing or by falling of the machine shall not be transmitted directly to the motor and air navigator.
  • Inventor location: 94, Feldstrasse, Kiel, German Empire
  • Inventor occupation: Engineer

Same invention as Patent FR-1908-393460, which credits a German version — not yet in the database — as the original.


Year filed 1908
Year granted 1909
Office GB
Patent number 17370
Inventors Raymond d'Equevilley-Montjustin
Inventor country DE
Applicant person
Applicant firm
Applicant type INDIV
Applicant is inventor? Yes
Original title A New or Improved Flying Machine
English title Flying Machine
Tech fields frame, sail, propeller, navigation, stability, propulsion, piloting, airplane, airfoil
Filing date August 18, 1908
Full specification filed date
Application number
Grant date August 18, 1909
Granted? Yes
Publication date
Supplementary to patent
Related to aircraft? Yes
Serial number
Patent agent W. H. Beck & Co.
Assigned to
National tech categories
Family year 1908
First filing? No
Number of citations
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Number of text pages 3
Number of diagram pages 2
Number of figures 2
Number of claims 3