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  First Bristol Boxkite Airplanes in South Africa Lot of 7 Original Photos 1911  

  • Ref. : B00525
  • Price : €800.00
  • Size (inches) : about 4.3x6
  • Date : August 1911
  • Place : South Africa
  • Condition : 7 Albumen prints, Overall very good condition, some creases on one photo and stain on another one.

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Lot of 7 vintage anonymous photographs.

This group of photographs relate the sale of the first airplanes, 3 Bristol Boxkite airplanes, to the South African Army by the Belgian aviator Joseph Christiaens.

Christiaens went to South Africa to do demonstrations and sell 1 to 3 Bristol Box-Kite. The first, ne28 to Dr John Weston, the second was no doubt ne27 and the last was used for parts. The Bristol Box-Kite (66 were built) were designed by Sir George White, (inspired by Farman). (He probably worked for the British & Colonial Aeroplane Company, Bristol ne27 july 10th, 1910).

A biography of Christiaens is available in our November 2006 exhibition here:

See additional scans below.

Photographer/Credit : ANONYMOUS
Category: Aviation
Country: South Africa



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