Aerial Steam Carriage, England 1843

Dennis Melling

Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania

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My vector drawing of the Concept Aerial Steam Carriage, conceived by William Henson in 1843, using a PD reference black and white engraving from
wikipedia.

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William Samuel Henson, England, proposes the Aerial Steam Carriage in Mechanics Magazine. It is the first known design for a propeller-driven fixed-wing aircraft. Although the full-size aircraft is never built, the concept helps popularize Cayley’s vision of fixed-wing aircraft and has tremendous influence on the subsequent development of aviation.
Henson’s request to form an “Aerial Transport Company” is rejected by the House of Commons amid much laughter.

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