1900s Edward Frost British Experimental Plane Inventor Aviator Photo

$1,650.00

Edward P. Frost began designing around Da Vinci's sketches as a founding member of the Royal Aero Club as early as 1868. He tested his first motorized machine (the Ornithopter) in 1902 and the version seen here is identified as 1904 by the square steel carriage. The Cambridge Auto Car Company built his 3hp combustion engine.    The photograph is...

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Edward P. Frost began designing around Da Vinci's sketches as a founding member of the Royal Aero Club as early as 1868. He tested his first motorized machine (the Ornithopter) in 1902 and the version seen here is identified as 1904 by the square steel carriage. The Cambridge Auto Car Company built his 3hp combustion engine. 

 

The photograph is signed by high end Cambridge England photographers, David James Scott and Edgar Wilkinson. Between them they held 16 copyrights for their images, but remarkably I see nothing comparable here. 

 

Sight size measures 16 x 20 on paper and finally heavy board mount 22 x 26". Signed in pen at bottom right. Please see photos for condition: even toning, foxing, gelatin glare to edges and mount chips. Enormous scarcity and size, huge presence on the wall.