Patent FR-1913-454902

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Unusual shaped airplane. The wings extend forward, on either side of the propeller.

This idea returned repeatedly in designs, and a modern term for this configuration is forward-swept wing. That wikipedia article does not yet refer to any example this early, and we could add that at some point. example

  • Inventor location: 21 rue de Seine, Paris


Year filed 1913
Year granted 1913
Office FR
Patent number 454902
Inventors Henri Boussuge
Inventor country FR
Applicant person Henri Boussuge
Applicant firm
Applicant type INDIV
Applicant is inventor? Yes
Original title Appareil volant rendant automatiquement impossibles les chutes et capotages
English title Flying device that automatically makes falls and rollovers impossible
Tech fields design, airfoil, wings
Filing date February 28, 1913
Full specification filed date
Application number 454902D
Grant date May 7, 1913
Granted? Yes
Publication date July 18, 1913
Supplementary to patent
Related to aircraft? Yes
Serial number
Patent agent
Assigned to
National tech categories FR 6.4
IPCs IPC B64C1/00, IPC B64C17/00
CPCs CPC B64C2700/6219, CPC B64C17/00
Family year 1913
First filing? Yes
Cites these patents
Citations from after 1930
Application ID 19273040
INPADOC family ID 5341711
Number of text pages 2
Number of diagram pages 1
Number of figures 2
Number of claims 1