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Aeroplane Model - Charles Medew, Ringwood, Victoria, circa 1910 Object Reg. No: ST 029011

This early model aeroplane was made in about 1910 by Charles Medew of Ringwood, Victoria. The design was based on published drawings and appears to be based on a Wright design. The propeller was powered by a rubber band. It was donated to the Museum in 1975. Aircraft model making was a popular hobby at this time and demonstrations of flying models were held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
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Donation from Miss G. Thomas, 1975
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: aeroplanes, model aeroplanes, scale models
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aircraft
Tertiary Classification: model propeller biplanes - experimental
Modelmaker: Mr Charles Medew, Ringwood, Victoria, Australia, 1910


Anne Benson Posted on 25 Nov 2009 10:19 PM
where can I see this item? A third cousin of mine descended from the Medew's brought this to my attention. We both have this Charles Medew as our great great grandfather. I remember the Thomas sisters. That would be Grace Thomas. Dad took my grandfather and us to visit the Thomas sisters in Ringwood. The Grauer's and the Medews were related.
Discovery Centre Posted on 20 Dec 2009 1:15 PM
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