[By permission of the Patentees, This Engraving of the First Carriage, the "Ariel", is respectfully inscribed, to the Directors of the Aerial Transit Company, by their obedient Servants, The Publishers.]
London, Pub March 28th, 1843, by Ackermann & Co. Strand.
Lithograph. Sheet size: 150 x 230mm (6 x 9"). Trimmed to image.
William Henson's Aerial Steam Carriage is depicted in a ficticious flight over the Pyramids. In 1842 William Henson (1812-1888) patented his design for an Aerial Steam Carriage, known as the 'Ariel'. Although the design never flew, it acted as a basis for much of the thinking of the early aviation pioneers, and laid the foundations for the modern monoplane. With his partner, John Stringfellow, plans were made to set up an airfreight company, the Aerial Steam Transit Company, to transport goods acoss the world.
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