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Flugmaschine. Erfunden von Jacob Degen in Wien [1807]

By September 22, 2011Sports & Outdoors

Flugmaschine. Erfunden von Jacob Degen in Wien (1807)

Gotta say, Flugmachine has a certain ad-like ring to it, “Flugmaschine: It’s what makes a man-powered flying machine a Volkswagen.” (This begs the question – where’s the flying machine I was promised to have by now?)

Technical illustration shows elevation and horizontal section of a man-powered flying machine constructed and tested unsuccessfully by Swiss watchmaker Jakob Degen living in Vienna in the early 1800s. A pair of heart-shaped, braced and movable wings are operated by arms and legs.
– Library Of Congress

+ Source: Flugmaschine. Erfunden von Jacob Degen in Wien (1807) :: Tissandier Collection :: Library of Congress
+ Related:
Design Drawings for a Man-Powered Flying Machine [1866]
Electric Powered Airship Designed By Albert and Gaston Tissandier [1883]
Balloon Design Drawing :: Louis Panafieu [between 1830 and 1860]
 
 

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