A quarter of an inch to one foot scale drawing of a proposed lifting platform for experiments with soaring machines. The drawing is signed and dated by P.S. Pilcher and was posted to Colonel Lee of the Imperial Institute.
19 Apr 1896
Percy Pilcher: Drawings (1895-1899)
Influenced by the pioneering glider designs of Otto Lilienthal (1848-1896), Percy Sinclair Pilcher (1866-1899) developed 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…