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Aldritt

F. Aldritt


History

In 1908, Francis Geoffrey Aldritt (b. - 1849, Dublin, d. - 22 Jul 1913, Mountmellick, Laois, Ireland), of Maryborough, Queens' County, Ireland (today Portlaoise, Co Laois, Eire) established his engineering works with the intention of building motor-cars. He was also interested in aviation and about 1908 he started to build a monoplane. The engine was designed and built by Aldritt and his sons Frank, Louis and Joe. In 1912, on The Great Heath of Maryborough, the plane, piloted by Frank, flew a few hundred yards in 1912 but was excessively heavy and the project was shelved. After Aldritt died, the aircraft was transferred to the workshop rafters, where it remained for 50 years. It is now preserved in the Filching Manor Museum, Polegate, Sussex.

Company References
  1. British Aircraft Before The Great War, Michael H. Goodall and Albert E. Tagg (Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2001)
  2. Flight International, 20 July 1967
  3. http://www.portlaoisepictures.com/warmemorial2.htm
  4. https://www.ancestry.com/




Project Data top

Project No
Type No
Name
Alternative Name(s)
Year
Spec (Requirement)
Status
Qty
Description
References
     Monoplane    1910    Proto  1  1S, 1E monoplane  1

Project References
  1. British Aircraft Before The Great War, Michael H. Goodall and Albert E. Tagg (Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2001)



Production Data

   Total Aldritt Production     1   

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