Edward Joel Pennington
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Edward Joel Pennington was an American inventor/promoter, involved in automobiles and aeronautics, who lived in a number of different cities.
His New York Times obituary portrays him as a crank or scam artist.
"Airship" Pennington has returned from Europe and recently visited Cincinnati, where it is reported he made the statement that it would cost $5,000,000 to $10,000,000 to build an airship of serviceable size. Why he believes a practical airship must be fully fifteen times larger than an ocean steamer or about 10,000 feet long, to be able to properly float and travel in the air is not quite clear.
Patents whose inventor or applicant is Edward Joel Pennington or E. J. Pennington or Edward J. Pennington or Eduard Joel Pennington
- Patent US-1891-pq (English title: Transcontinental Airliner)
- Patent US-1895-552443 (English title: Aerial navigation, Filing date: 1892-04-05)
- Patent GB-1895-25050 (English title: Automatically controlled vertical and horizontal rudders, Filing date: 1895-12-31)
- Patent DE-1897-95178 (English title: Ballon or airship-body, Filing date: 1895-12-31)
- Patent DE-1897-95179 (English title: Apparatus for maintaining iarships at a certain height by means of barometer, Filing date: 1895-12-31)
- Patent DE-1895-95597 (English title: Airship with inner gear arranged in the longitudinal axis, Filing date: 1895-12-31)
- Patent GB-1896-11995 (English title: Aerial Navigation, Filing date: 1896-06-02)
- Patent GB-1896-17119 (English title: Aeronautical Machines, Filing date: 1896-08-01)
- Patent GB-1896-7551 (English title: Screw Propellers for Working in Air, Filing date: 1896-04-09)
- Patent GB-1896-9142 (English title: Aeronautical Ships, Filing date: 1896-04-30)
- Patent US-1904-893647 (English title: Launching and trial apparatus for aerial craft, Filing date: 1904-01-22)
- ↑ "End of Pennington, Erratic Promoter: Thousands Invested Their Money In His Visionary Schemes and Got Nothing in Return", New York Times, 10 March 1911.
- ↑ "E. J. Pennington", Aeronautical World, Vol. 1, No. 6, 1 January 1903; p. 142.
|Names||Edward Joel Pennington; Eduard Joel Pennington; Edward J. Pennington|
|Locations||Milan, Indiana; Cleveland, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; England; Racine, Wisconsin; New York; Springfield, Massachussetts|
|Tech areas||LTA, Instrument, Navigation|
|Affiliations||Aerial Transit Company, British Aerial War Syndicate|