Turning the Book Wheel
A tumblr of semi-random stuff from the stacks of the Smithsonian Libraries
25 of September, 2013

Otto Lilienthal and his small ornithopter glider, a restored version of which is on display in the National Air and Space Museum next door. 

This kleiner Schlagflügelapparat, to call it in its original German, is from The boys’ book of model aeroplanes: how to build and fly them: with the story of the evolution of the flying machine (1912).

(We really like saying kleiner Schlagflügelapparat)

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