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  Archive Reference: RAES/PIL/DRAW/1/1


A one inch to one foot scale drawing of a sail. This is perhaps an improved plan of his cyclone or umbrella sail. Item is signed and dated by P.S. Pilcher and stamped Managing Director, Wilson and Pilcher Limited.


 15 Mar 1898

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  Percy Pilcher: Drawings (1895-1899)


Influenced by the pioneering glider designs of Otto Lilienthal (1848-1896), Percy Sinclair Pilcher (1866-1899)┬ádeveloped his own series of glider designs in Glasgow from 1893. In 1896 Pilcher's "Gull" and "Hawk" gliders were produced, and Pilcher learnt the art of controlling his machine in the air…

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