January 5, 2012

Collection Name: Other

Collection Number: 1984

Post Type: Kite Object or Accessory

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Artist or Author: A Henche

Creation Year: 1893

Height: 5 7/8 inches

Width: 8 1/2 inches


"Berfuche Mit dem Rettungsdrachen", is a newspaper print, probably, "Burfuche with a rescue kite", originally from Harpers Weekly, copyright 1893, Harper and Brothers.
A proposed life-saving kite, print clearly shows three lines to the kite, two steering lines and a third that appears to control height. Kite is a hexagonal, flat kite with tail, looks very much like the Woodbridge Davis lifesaving system of 1894 (see Hart, page 171)

Geographic: Germany

Kite Type: Flat

Significance: Commercial, Historical, Scientific

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