Crashed landing of autogyro at airfield in Haldon, England. An autogyro in flight. The pilot loses control over the autogyro. The autogyro crashes during landing on a field. Men stand near the damaged autogyro. The pilot disembarks the autogyro. Ground crew pull the damaged autogyro.
Thomas Edison with his original tin foil phonograph (recording and playing device), that was produced in December 1877. Edison stands near a NBC microphone and shows operation of his tinfoil phonograph, also referred to in press of the late 1800s as a Talking Machine. This footage was shot on the occasion of a recognition ceremony for Edison on October 20, 1928, where he was also presented the Congressional Gold Medal by President Calvin Coolidge. This original tinfoil phonograph had been given by Edison in 1880 to a representative of the English Patent Office who visited the Menlo Park lab. The machine had been exhibited in England. It was repatriated for this 1928 event by the South Kensington Museum in London. British diplomat Ronald Ian Campbell, partially visible on the left in this footage, presented the phonograph back to Edison. Today it is on display at the Edison National Historic Site in West Orange, New Jersey.
Flight of Cierva C.8L autogiro (G-EBYY) from Croydon, United Kingdom to France, the first cross-channel flight by a rotating wing aircraft, on 18 Sep 1928. The pilot Juan de la Cierva and the editor of 'L Illustration' M Bouche stand near the 180 hp Lynx-powered autogiro. The men get into the autogiro. The pilot talks to spectators and photographers gathered around the autogiro. The autogiro takes off and is seen air-to-air over the channel. After the flight to St Inglevert, the autogiro later lands at Le Bourget airport, Paris (where it is now preserved at the Musee de l'Air). Men approach autogiro. The pilot sits on edge of cockpit of the autogiro.
The history of famous airplanes. U.S. aviators Edward F Schlee and William S. "Billy" Brock in Croydon, England. One of the men gets out of the 'Pride of Detroit' airplane. Men being interviewed by the spectators and press in England. Spectators grouped around the airplane. Brock and Schlee pose.
July 17, 1928, Friedrichshohe, Harz, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany. Trial run of an Eisfeld-Valier propulsion system on a simple rail car (chassis mounted on steel wheels) running on the Harz Narrow Gauge Railway ,in central Germany. A man fits rocket boosters in the chassis. A flag marks the start point. The car leaves the start point and attains speed of over 100 Km per hour. Spectators stand near the track. July 25, 1928. Another trial run of the rocket-propelled rail car. Men near Eisfeld-Valier-Rak-1propelled rail car on tracks. Men fit rocket boosters in the car. The boosters are ignited. The car attains a speed of 180 Km per hour. July 26, 1928. Official speed run of the Eisfeld-Valier-Rak 1rail car at Stiege, Germany. On this third run, the car reached 180 km / hr but continues its strong acceleration, causing it to derail and fly off the track at a speed estimated to be 300 Km per hour.
Aviator Charles Lindbergh in England. A large crowd awaits as Lindbergh arrives at the U.S. Embassy in London. Officials and officers greet him at the entrance. He is lead inside and greeted by other officials.