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Sample of January 1909 News

More than 100 actual news stories appear in the January 1909 issue. Below is a sampling of a few days of 1909. Individual editions are $9.95 plus postage.


Balloon Race Preliminaries
Aero Club Representative in the West to Select Starting Point

     St. Louis, MO Jan. 11, 1909 - A. Holland Forbes of New York, vice-president of the Aero Club of America, and N.H. Arnold of North Adams, Mass., are here to-day examining the various sites deemed adequate for the purpose of inflating and sending off the balloons entered in the first annual national race to be held early June.
     Although several cities are making efforts to get the race, Mr. Forbes admitted to-day that St. Louis and Indianapolis were practically the only towns under consideration. Present indications are that at least fifteen balloons are entered.
Source: New York Evening Post

The Wrights Get a Patent
It Is a New Mechanism for Flexing the Rudder of a Flying Machine

     Washington, D.C. Jan. 16, 1909 - A patent has been granted to Orville and Wilbur Wright, the aeroplane inventors, of Dayton, Ohio, for a new mechanism for flexing the rudder of a flying machine. The invention relates to the mechanism for moving the rudders or controlling planes of aeronautical machines and is in the nature of an improvement on the Wright machine. The purpose of it is thus described in the specifications:
     "To provide a mechanism whereby the front and rear edges of a flexible rudder will be positively actuated at different angular velocities, to adjust the rudder to the desired angle relative to its normal position and to simultaneously flex the rudder in such a manner as to prevent the rear portion to the action of the wind at a greater angle that the forward portion, thereby greatly increases the effectiveness of the rudder."
Source: New York Evening Post

Wrights In a Wreck
Aviator's Uninjured in Train Smashup in France - Ten People Hurt

     Bayoone, France Jan. 16, 1909 - An express train for Pau collided to-day with an ordinary train running from Puys toward Dax. Both engines were demolished. Ten passengers were injured, four of them seriously.
     Among those on board the Pau train were Orville Wright, his sister Katherine and Mrs. Hart O. Berg, wife of Wilbur Wright's business manager. They were unhurt.
Source: New York Evening Post

British Aeroplane Falls
Another Accident with Flying machine During Army Experiments

     Aldershot, England, Jan. 20, 1909 - The aeroplane with which the Balloon Corps of the British army is conducting experiments, again came to grief here to-day. After two short flights, Capt. S.F. Cody, the American in charge of the experiment work, started on a more ambitious trip. He had hardly gone a hundred yards at a height of twenty feet on his third trial when the lifting fan buckled and the machine came heavily down and was badly wrecked. Capt. Cody was not hurt.
Source: New York Evening Post

New Zeppelin Airship
The Count Constructing One With an Improvement to Prevent Explosions

     Friedrichshafen, Jan. 22, 1909 - Count Zeppelin is building another airship, which will bear the name Zeppelin II, which he expects to be finished by the end of March. He is also constructing a floating tent for housing the new airship. The Count has introduced a new method for discharging gas from the balloons. Heretofore the gas has been discharged within the cigar-shaped tubes covering, but with the new airship tubes will reach upward, discharging it into the open air, thus preventing danger of explosions.
Source: New York Evening Post


More than 100 actual news stories appear in the December 1909 issue. Above is a sampling of a few days of 1909. Individual editions are $9.95 plus postage.

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