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Photograph - Lawrence Hargrave Model Aeroplane Image Reg. No: ST 041058

Summary:
Large photographic print of an experimental powered aeroplane model built by Lawrence Hargrave.

Photograph depicts Hargraves' flying machine number 5 dated to 8/4/1890 which was powered by a single cylinder compressed air vibrating tin engine number 10. This model flew 368 feet at a speed of 13 mph. The original was donated to the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in 1891 and survives in the Powerhouse Museum collection.

Photograph is thought to have been taken by Sydney photographer Charles Bayliss.
Description:
Sepia print showing a port side elevation of display mounted model with handwritten caption and compression pump. Photograph depicts a compressed air flapper driven flying machine very similar in appearance to Hargraves's sixth such model.
Description Of Content:
LARGE PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT OF AN EXPERIMENTAL POWERED AEROPLANE MODEL BUILT BY LAWRENCE HARGRAVE
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Observatory
Discipline: Technology
Dimension Comment: 44 x 33.5 CM (DESCRIBES PRINT ONLY)

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Tagged with: aircraft components, innovations, inventions, model aeroplanes, model aircraft, scale models
Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aircraft
Tertiary Classification: model propeller aircraft - experimental
People Depicted: HARGRAVE, LAWRENCE
Format: Photograph
Maker: Mr Lawrence Hargrave, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1890

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