Model Stringfellow's triplane, 1868.

Made:
1933
maker:
Science Museum, Workshops

Reproduction model of Stringfellow's model triplane of 1868

Reproduction of Stringfellow's model triplane of 1868 John Stringfellow was a founder member of the Aeronautical Society (now the Royal Aeronautical Society) in 1866. When the Society held its first exhibition at the Crystal Palace outside London, the triplane was the most important exhibit. Although in tests the machine failed to sustain itself, it was to have far reaching influence on future inventors especially those - including Chanute and Wright - who chose a superimposed wing structure.

Details

Category:
Aeronautics
Identifier:
1933-356
type:
reproduction