Drawing B, figures 14 shows the front of the boiler and figures 15 and 16 are cross section of the boiler.
Figure 15 is a cross section of the boiler taken just above the fire bars while section 16 was taken from the upper part of the boiler just above a series of chonical vessels of which the boiler was comprised.
The image is taken from the description, specification and drawings of Mr. Henson's locomotive apparatus for the conveyancing of passangers etc through the air, published by Waterlow and Sons of London and by authority of the patentees.
With the exception of Sir George Cayley, the first half of the 19th century witnessed little significant development in aeronautics until William Samuel Henson (1812-1888) published in 1843 his design for an advanced fixed-wing monoplane configuration known as the 'Aerial Steam Carriage'. Incorporating…