Ornithopter and creator George R. White at Saint Augustine

Ornithopter and creator George R. White at Saint Augustine

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/442
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Title

  • Ornithopter and creator George R. White at Saint Augustine

Image Number

  • PR00457

Year

  • 1927

Date Note

  • Photographed September 21, 1927.

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General Note

  • Rear view of the wing-flapping, foot-propelled ornithopter with the inventor, George R. White, at the controls on the beach at St. Augustine. The bird-like glider weighed 118 pounds, was 8 feet in length, and had a wingspan of 29.5 feet. It was made of chrome molybdernum covered with a non-in-flammable transparent celluloid fabric.
  • It crashed on its first test flight but was later improved.

Physical Description

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

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