|The Aeronautic Society of New York|
IN April preparations were taken in hand for the first Summer Exhibition. The Curtiss
machine was due under the contract the first week in May. The exhibition was fixed
for May 22 on word from Mr. Curtiss that he would be ready. Later Mr. Curtiss asked
for an extension of another week, and the date was changed to May 29.
There were many machines in the workshops at Morris Park, and in April all who
were building confidently expected to be ready by the end of May. Much work was also
done at this time on the grounds, removing posts and other obstructions.
Stanley Y. Beach and C. F. Willard had a big monoplane of an Antoinette-Bleriot type
Dr. W. H. Walden had all but completed a new form of apparatus in which two pairs
of surfaces of wide spread were placed tandem fashion with the engine, propellers, operator,
and passengers, on a frame in between.
Mr. Shneider's third machine was all by ready.
George A. Lawrence, assisted by his brother, Charles, was making rapid headway with
his big "Aerator," an immense biplane with steel tubing struts, and of supereb workmanship
in every detail.
F. E. Rickman was constructing a novel helicopter of beautiful design and most
delicate wrokmanship, which attracted much attention.
Dr. William Greene, well on with his biplane, was also experimenting with a new form
of airtight fabric which he had invented.
F. H. Lindsay, who had come from Chicago to take advantage of his workshops and
grounds of the Society, and had built a biplane with novel steering and stability principles,
was awaiting only the delivery of his motor.
Many members, who were building elsewhere than at the Park, promised to have their
machines on hand.
To add further attractions, and make the exhibition complete as a display of all forms