November 7, 2011

Collection Name: Cody Collection

Collection Number: 1378

Post Type: Photo/s

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

Creation Year: 1901

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Cody with rectangular box kite with white wings about 8ft tall, 3 ft wide cells but 2 ft deep in black with white edging; bowed box cross bracing. This kite has a Topknot in the form of a sail suspended between the wings and attached to the longerons just aft of the front cell. This is to stop the kite 'topping' or overflying; it is likely that this kite was used as a pilot. This kite may have been the pilot to the "Queen Alexandra" kite so will be referred to as the "Queen Alexandra Pilot". Small Rhomboidal winged box with nose sail. Kites flat on ground (same kites as in 260). Kite winch and line reel. Winter (frosty ground). Possibly Leeds or Worcester during winter of 1901/2

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