Jules Verne, that is--
The vehicles in the book are pretty recognizably 19th-Century helicopters, with engines running on extremely compressed air -- a not at all implausible idea at the time -- single or concentric lift rotors and open platforms. Mine is the result of noticing awhile ago that the big-box building-supply store stocked Erector/Mechano type structural parts in their craft and hobby supplies, not too long after I'd put together the the little airplane (an imported kit, sold at on clearance) seen in the background of this photo.
T. R. MCELROY'S STREAMLINED TELEGRAPH KEYS
9 months ago