The Herring Powered Biplane Glider

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Herring Powered Biplane - 1898

The tractor and pusher propellers are clearly seen in this photograph taken at Silver Beach, St. Joseph, Michigan, in 1898, as are the small compressed air engine and the compressed air storage tank, just in front of Augustus Herring's chest. Note also the two wheels and the position of Herring's legs... crossed and tucked under.

Herring Powered Biplane's Compressed Air Engine - 1898
The dual-piston compressed air engine used on the Herring Powered Biplane - 1898.

Speculative Drawing of Herring Powered Biplane Aloft
Speculative Drawing Of The Herring Powered Biplane Aloft


Thanks to Mark Michaelson for correcting the location of the photograph.