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Zodiac at Olympia

Zodiac at Olympia

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G1531. This picture shows the Zodiac biplane at the Olympia Air Show of 1910. It was one of six purchased by Sir George White for his newly formed company, the British and Colonial Aeroplane Company. Behind can be seen the railway arches at this outdoor event. The works foreman denoted by the bowler hat stands to the right under the company banner. For many people this was very much a new invention and one that the masses visiting the exhibition would never have seen anywhere before, let alone in flight. As it transpired the Zodiac, when taken to Brooklands following this show refused to fly; Sir George not to be daunted had the aircraft modified and constructed to a much higher standard. He called it the Bristol Biplane which became known as the Boxkite. The French company sued but lawyers determined that enough changes had been made to warrant it being a different aircraft, Sir Georges dream had begun.
PublisherBritish & Colonial Aeroplane Company Ltd
ContributorBristol Aero Collection
Creatorcorporatename - British & Colonial Aeroplane Company Ltd
Datecreation - Circa 1910
TypePhotographic prints - Black and White
Formatdimension.H - 185mm
dimension.W - 268mm
IdentifierE221173
SourceBristol Aero Collection
LanguageEN
Relation
Coverageperiod - Circa 1910
Location.Creation Site - Filton, South Gloucestershire
RightsExpired
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