The Sausage Balloon and Other Early Flying Machines: April 1901
Two years before the Wright Brothers made history at Kitty Hawk, N.C., we covered experimental airplanes prevalent in the late 1800s. Early machines included the the sausage-shaped dirigible balloon, pictured left, and the sky-cycle, which resembled a bicycle strung on a parachute.
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