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This article covers the excitement generated by H.W. Jacobs's Multiplane at the 1912 New York Aero Show in New York City. Jacobs, assistant superintendent of motive power of the Santa Fe railroad in Topeka, built the four-winged Multiplane in his spare time. Although underpowered, Jacobs's design was airworthy and aircraft with more than two wings were used with great success during World War I.

Creator: Topeka Journal
Date: May 15, 1912

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This article helps students understand the impact of the work of Kansans on the national aviation scene. In addition, it helps students appreciate the varied types of airplanes being constructed in the years before World War I.

KS: 7th: 4.6.A.: significance of the work of entrepreneurial Kansans in the aviation industry

Item Number: 213325
Call Number: K629.13, Aviation Clippings, Vol.1, 85a
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213325

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