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APRIL 12, 2012
A Flying Machine Spotted over Boston somewhere near the Charles River around 1864
Who does not like machines
Machines that are used for war
Late in the Great War a last ditch effort for as a break trough attempt by the British Army to alter the outcome of the entrenched troops. A radio-controlled steam propelled automaton cable cutting monster cumbersome and ungainly it did little to alter the outcome of the war and was soon abandoned
This is the Pedipulator an early US Goverment devolvement of walking machines
Coal fired "Harbor Walker" New York City 1912
Of course machines that fly
Of course this is Eddie Rickenbacker a racecar driver and amazing early pilot. Not uncommon during this time to be into race cars, motorcycles, and then into planes a good example of this is Glen Curtis
Steam Locomotion, testing on the great salt flats a fine example of Detroit Iron driven by Sir Lloyd Belford
The French totally embraced flight with an unbridled passion the Wright Brothers took their plane to France where they were heralded as super stars, after almost no interest in their flying machine in the US
Growing up in the sixties who does not like rocket ships
Steam Powered early British Space Flight and Exploration 1898 Designed and built by Benjamin Cox and John Calvin two early scientists, inventors, tinkers, and early space pioneers 1898. Nicknamed the “Benjamin and Calvin’s Teapot” this is a very early attempt at a steam powered orbital flight. The “Tea Pot” made two attempts to achieve a low orbit of the earth, but failed on both flights to achieve orbit and splashed down both times safely in the sea off Britain. Although they did not orbit the earth they did on both flights achieve sub orbit in this rather crude design, a major achievement for its time and level of technology,.