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Technical Paper - Lawrence Hargrave, Flying Machine Memoranda, 1889 Document Reg. No: HT 28725

Short paper with diagrams read to the Royal Society of New South Wales on 7 August 1889 by Lawrence Hargrave. In this paper Hargrave discusses his various experiments with an off-centre crank engine later to be developed as the rotary engine. He also discusses his experimental work with propellors and what he called the 'trichoided plane' screw-driven flying machine model. The paper includes eight diagrams showing these developments. This paper was formerly held in the library of the Melbourne Observatory.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Museum of Applied Science of Victoria, 1948
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 220 mm (Height), 145 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: modelmaking, aeronautics, rotary engines
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Melbourne Observatory Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aircraft
Tertiary Classification: model propeller aircraft
Date of Event: 7 Aug 1889

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