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Engineers and Mechanics Encyclopedia 1839: Railways: James Viney and George Pocock

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A successful attempt to employ kites, acted upon by the force of the wind, to move carriages, was made by James Viney and George Pocock, in 1826, when those gentlemen proceeded from Bristol to London in a light kind of phaeton, propelled in that manner; and for which invention they obtained letters patent, dated the 18th October, 1826.

The details of this invention are given under the head Carriages, at page 323 of the first volume of this work.

See Viney and Pocock.

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