Tag Archives: dirigibles

Various Balloon Fantasies

I don’t know Daniel Berek, but he has compiled a grouping of images depicting fantasy aircraft before the Wright Brothers… of men and women who thought of things just a bit differently. Such as the Batson Aero Yacht… a flying … Continue reading

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German Parseval Type – Wills’s Aviation #15

History Behind The Card: German Parseval Type Card #15 of 50, W.D. & H.O. Wills, Aviation series 1910 Name: Augustus von Parseval, 1861 – 1942, Frankenthal, Germany The Parseval-Luftschiff (PL) series of non-rigid dirigibles were designed by Augustus von Parseval … Continue reading

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The Wellman Airship ‘America’, 1907 – polar exploration – Wills’s Aviation #11

History Behind The Card: The Wellman Airship ‘America’, 1907 – polar exploration. Card #11 of 50, W.D. & H.O. Wills, Aviation series 1910 Name: Walter Wellman, (November 3, 1858 – January 31, 1934), Mentor, Ohio, United States of America If … Continue reading

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