Charles F. Ritchel’s Flying-Machine: The Boldness of Youth.

Charles F. Ritchel's Flying-Machine: The Boldness of Youth

Mark Quinlan, a teenager ballonist hanging for his life in one of his outdoors demonstration of the Charles F. Ritchel’s Flying-Machine. The Rirchet’s “Dirigible” was man-powered and during this flight (Boston, June 1878) the hand-cracked propeller gears jammed and the contraction rose dangerously high. All ended well after some hasty repairs made with a jackknife.

Precious lithograph.

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