An exact representation of the first aerial ship the Eagle
- Creation: 1835 July 1
- Ackermann and Co. (Publisher, Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
Comte de Lennox, a French colonel of infantry, designed and built “The Eagle,” a dirigible which could be rowed with oars and steered with rudders. Though highly publicized and exhibited at both Kensington and Vauxhall gardens, “The Eagle” never made an ascent.
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Existence and Location of Originals
Art on Paper
23.5 x 30.0 cm
Representation of Comte de Lennox’s dirigible “The Eagle.” The components are labeled and text below explains the projected flight time and travel distance of the craft.
Source of Biographical/Historical note
Hodgson, J.E., History of Aeronautics in Great Britain (Oxford University Press, London, 1924), 304-308.
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