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G1138. A 'Boxkite' pictured at Richmond, London for the show in 1910 to launch the 'British & Colonial Aeroplane Company'. Workmen are constructing the aircraft under the bridges by the railway. This aircraft was designed by George Challenger, and officially known as the Bristol-Challenger Biplane, but nicknamed 'Boxkite'. The Boxkite was so similar to the Henri Farman biplane that the French company sued BCAC for breach of copyright. The lawyers decided that the changes made and the far superior craftsmanship decreed that it was a different machine and the French withdrew their claim.
PublisherBritish & Colonial Aeroplane Company Ltd
ContributorBristol Aero Collection
Creatorcorporatename - British & Colonial Aeroplane Company Ltd
Datecreation - Circa 1910
TypePhotographic prints - Black & White
Formatdimension.H - 180 mm
dimension.W - 240 mm
SourceBristol Aero Collection
Coverageperiod - Circa 1910
RightsRights as agreed and detailed in signed agreement. Bristol Aeroplane Company/Rolls-Royce