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Victorian Wallpaper - in popular emerald green - which contained poisonous arsenic Featured 9 Apr 2020 Print

Victorian Wallpaper - in popular emerald green - which contained poisonous arsenic

Victorian Wallpaper - in popular emerald green - which contained poisonous arsenic. William Morris, famed for his wallpaper designs, was the son of the owner of the largest arsenic producing company in the country. He was sceptical that arsenic was bad for you and held that because he had arsenical wallpaper in his home (and wasn't sick) it had to be something else! Morris did however stop using arsenic in their papers as the result of public pressure, newspaper reports and a general idea that arsenic was toxic, not just when ingested. Date: 19th century

© Mary Evans / The National Archives, London. England.

General Aircraft GAL.56 - 01 TS507 Featured 9 Apr 2020 Print

General Aircraft GAL.56 - 01 TS507

General Aircraft GAL.56 - 01 TS507, 'Medium V' at the 1947 Radlett SBAC show, 12?13 September 1947. GAL.56 - 01 TS507 Also known as the "Medium-V" version, had a constant 33.5 deg wing sweep-back at the leading edge, 28.4 deg at quarter chord. On 13 November 1944, Robert Kronfeld piloted the first flight at Farnborough, towed by an Armstrong Whitworth Whitley.. TS507 conducted numerous flights from RAF Dunholme Lodge and RAF Wittering, variously towed by a Whitley, Supermarine Spitfire, or a Handley Page Halifax. After May 1945, research flights continued at Farnborough, and in August 1947 it was transferred to the GAL Flight Test Department at Lasham Airfield, where the GAL.56 - 03 and GAL.56 - 04 were already employed for trials under contract to the Air Ministry.
Its flying characteristics proved so bad that test pilot Capt. Eric "Winkle" Brown RN later described it as the most difficult aircraft he ever flew, out of the many hundreds of types that he tested. On 12 February 1948, the TS507 was conducting a stalling trial after being towed to 10,000 ft by a Halifax. The pilot, Robert Kronfeld, initiated a stall that progressed into an uncontrollable dive that caused both crew to lose consciousness. The observer, Barry MacGowan, awoke to find that the aircraft was level but inverted. He baled out successfully at low level, but Kronfeld died in the crash at Lower Froyle, near Lasham

© The Peter Butt Aviation Collection / Mary Evans

Culver Dart GW NC20913 - N20913 Featured 9 Apr 2020 Print

Culver Dart GW NC20913 - N20913

Culver Dart GW NC20913 - N20913 (c - n GW-21).. Information: Culver Dart GW, introduced in 1938, (ATC 674), powered by a 90hp Warner Scarab; span: 29'7" length: 18'8" . max speed : 130 mph ; cruise speed 115 mph ; stall speed : 56 mph ; range: 495 miles. This Dart GW, owned by Robert F. Jocelyn at the time, has been converted to a single-seater with an enclosed cockpit

© The Peter Butt Aviation Collection / Mary Evans