Patent US-1903-729800

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Narrow vertical frame above car (whose vessel becomes narrow from bottom to top, for low center of gravity); flapping wings with 'quills', 'feathers'; rotary propeller for forward motion; wings raise the vessel before propellers send it forward; rudder controlled by cables; brakes: clutch mechanism to cut propeller power, plus wings locked at high-resistance position

Inventor location (imputed by HistPat): Kansas City, MO, Jackson county, MO (FIPSloc=29095)

To do partly reconciled to spreadsheets, but do more and recheck what was lost on import


Year filed 1901
Year granted 1903
Office US
Patent number 729800
Inventors George D. Shultz
Inventor country US
Applicant person George D. Shultz
Applicant firm
Applicant type INDIV
Applicant is inventor? Yes
Original title Aerial vessel
English title Aerial vessel
Tech fields LTA, propeller, propulsion, clutch, flapping, frame, navigation, stability, rudder, takeoff, landing, brakes
Filing date July 2, 1901
Full specification filed date
Application number 1901130004
Grant date June 2, 1903
Granted? Yes
Publication date
Supplementary to patent
Related to aircraft? Yes
Serial number 130004
Patent agent Fischer & Thorpe
Assigned to
National tech categories USPC 244/72
IPCs IPC B64C33/02
CPCs CPC B64C33/02
Family year
First filing? No
Cites these patents
Citations from after 1930
Application ID
Number of text pages 5
Number of diagram pages 4
Number of figures 7
Number of claims 9