Patent US-1916-1294389

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Burgess describes this aircraft as a "hybrid machine, that is, a machine having the characteristics of both a hydroaeroplane and a flying boat." In his usage a hydroaeroplane always has pontoons, whereas a flying boat rests on a "boat-like body having the characteristics of a hydroplane".

In this aircraft: "The nacelle or fuselage of the hydroaeroplane is eliminated and the pontoon (there being but one) retained. In this latter respect the machine is likened to the hydroaeroplane. Forwardly of and upon the pontoon a decked cabin structure is erected to inclose the landing or chassis struts, control mechanism and flying crew, but not the power plant. In this respect the machine is similar to the flying boat."

  • Inventor location: Marblehead, Massachusetts
  • Witnesses L. J. Darmody, Catherine L. Flanagan


Year filed 1916
Year granted 1919
Office US
Patent number 1294389
Inventors William Starling Burgess
Inventor country US
Applicant person William Starling Burgess
Applicant firm Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation
Applicant type COMPANY+INDIV
Applicant is inventor? 1
Original title Hydroaero-machine
English title Hydro-aero-machine
Tech fields hydroaeroplane, hydroplane, flying boat, hybrid, nacelle, frame, chassis, stability
Filing date October 28, 1916
Full specification filed date
Application number 12833816
Grant date February 18, 1919
Granted? 1
Publication date
Supplementary to patent
Related to aircraft? 1
Serial number
Patent agent John P. Tarbox
Assigned to
National tech categories
CPCs CPC B64C35/00
Family year 1916
First filing? Yes
Cites these patents
Citations from after 1930
Application ID 47983447
INPADOC family ID 43164606
Number of text pages 3
Number of diagram pages 2
Number of figures 3
Number of claims 11