Ornithopter and creator George R. White at St. Augustine

Ornithopter and creator George R. White at St. Augustine

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, https://floridamemory.com/items/show/422
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Title

  • Ornithopter and creator George R. White at St. Augustine

Image Number

  • PR00437

Year

  • 1927

Date Note

  • Photographed September 21, 1927.

Series Title

General Note

  • Ornithopter: wing flapping foot propelled flying machine made by George R. White. Trial flights at St. Augustine of the 118 pound frame 29.5 feet and a wingspan of 8 feet in length made of chrome molydernum covered with a non-in-flammable transparent celluloid fabric.
  • Crashed on test flight, but was later improved. White was unhurt from the test flight.

Creator

Physical Description

  • 1 photograph - b&w - 10 x 8 in.in.

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