Book/Printed Material Progress in flying machines

About this Item

Title

  • Progress in flying machines

Summary

  • This volume contains research that originally appeared in The Railroad and Engineering Journal between 1891 and 1893. In it, the distinguished French-born aviation pioneer Octave Chanute analyzed virtually every flight experiment up to that time, explained their flaws and focused attention on the principles that showed most promise. His data on flight control and equilibrium was crucial to the early designs of the Wright Brothers.

Names

  • Chanute, Octave, 1832-1910.
  • Chanute, Octave, 1832-1910, inscriber.
  • Fonvielle, W. de (Wilfrid), 1824-1914, former owner.
  • Means, James, 1853-1920, former owner.

Created / Published

  • New York : The American engineer and railroad journal, [1894]

Headings

  • -  Flying-machines
  • -  Airplanes

Notes

  • -  "A series of [27] articles on 'Progress in flying machines', as distinguished from balloons, which have been published in the Railroad and Engineering Journal (now redesignated as the American engineer), of New York City. The first article appeared in October, 1891."--Pref.
  • -  Appendix: [1] The flight of the albatros. Paper read before the Balloon Society, October 3, 1884. By Thomas Moy.--[2] The flying man. The carrying capacity of arched surfaces in sailing flight. By Otto Lilienthal. Translated from Zeitschrift für luftschiffahrt und physik der atmosphäre for November, 1893.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  LAC nsk 2019-02-27 update (1 card)
  • -  LAC nsk 2019-03-06 no edits (1 card)
  • -  LAC rwp 2019-03-11 review
  • -  LC Review of LAC Completed/Approved 2019-03-19

Medium

  • iv p., 1 l., 308 p. : illus. ; 23 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • TL670.5 .C5 1894
  • TL670.5 .C5 1894 Copy 2 Author's presentation copy to Wilfrid de Fonvielle. Bookplate of James Means.
  • TL670.5 .C5 1894 Copy 3 Author's presentation copy to Wilfrid de Fonvielle.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 31015366

OCLC Number

  • 1300545

Online Format

  • image
  • pdf
  • online text

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Chicago citation style:

Chanute, Octave, Octave Chanute, W. De Fonvielle, and James Means. Progress in Flying Machines. [New York: The American engineer and railroad journal, 1894] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/31015366/.

APA citation style:

Chanute, O., Chanute, O., Fonvielle, W. D. & Means, J. (1894) Progress in Flying Machines. [New York: The American engineer and railroad journal] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/31015366/.

MLA citation style:

Chanute, Octave, et al. Progress in Flying Machines. [New York: The American engineer and railroad journal, 1894] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/31015366/>.