Cartoon, Elephants in armour, WW1
Cartoon, Elephants in armour (Hohenzollern patented system). Showing an elephant in armour, using its trunk to distribute petrol from two barrels which it carries on either side. The idea is to pour petrol into trenches on the Western Front, then throw in a lighted match. Date: 1916
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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The Aerial Steam Carriage, or Ariel
The Aerial Steam Carriage, or Ariel. An artist's imaginary representation of a propeller-driven flying machine with wings. By Permission of the Patentees, this Engraving of The First Carriage, The Aerial, is respectfully inscribed to the Directors of the Aerial Transit Company. It was patented by William Samuel Henson (1812-1888) and John Stringfellow (1799-1883) in 1842.
© The Royal Aeronautical Society (National Aerospace Library)/Mary Evans