November 7, 2011

Collection Name: Cody Collection

Collection Number: 1244

Post Type: Photo/s

This item was entered by Matthew Sutton. They assume full responsibility for all content.

Creation Year: 1903

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Mr S H R Salmon's Rhomboidal Box kite at Aeronautical Society of Great Britain Kite Competition, Findon. Salmon's greatest altitude was 1339 ft and he came fourth. See Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News July 4th 1903. Fourth place of 8 registered competitors whose kite was described 'as number of diamond shaped packing cases piled upon each other.' . See also Kites by Pelham, page 56. For accounts of the competition see "The Aeronautical Journal" January and June 1903 and January 1904. Also see Broomfield in "Pioneer of the Air" page 31.
Date: 1903 June

Geographic: United Kingdom

Materials: Bamboo, Cotton, Dowel

Significance: Historical

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