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Bartelt

F.L. Bartelt


History

Friedrich Ludwig Bartelt (not F.A. or F.T. as variously reported) was born on 29 May 1852 in Stettin, Prussia. He founded the Polysulphin Company, first in Brislington and then at Keynsham, manufacturing soap for laundries. His biplane-like machine with beating wings was exhibited at the Olympia Aero Show in March 1911. No further reports of progress appeared and it is certain that this machine was not successful.

Bartelt died on August 5 1924 in Corston Lodge, Corston, Somerset.



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References

   Ornithopter  1911  Pro(n) 1 1S, 1E ornithopter 1,2,3,4

Project References
  1. British Aircraft Before The Great War, Michael H. Goodall and Albert E. Tagg (Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2001)
  2. British Aircraft 1809-1914, Peter Lewis (Putnam, 1962)
  3. Flight 25 March 1911
  4. Flight 1 April 1911



Production Data

   Total Bartelt Production     1   

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