|The Aeronautic Society of New York|
SO far this narration has been largely limited to events connected with Morris Park. It
is more difficult to record what members are doing privately. But a vast amount of work
has been done and is still in hand.
Among those who have built machines elsewhere than at Morris Park are Miss E. L.
Todd, the only lady member; F. E. Boland; A. J. Stadtler, S. M. Gardenhire, Reyburn
Watres, G. W. Lewis, A. W. Leonard, J. C. B. Storrs and Romer Stevens; R. D. Herzog
of Harvard; F. Van Anden of Islip, L. I.; M. B. Sellars, Fireclay, Ky.; D. D. Wells of
Jacksonville, Fla.; and Dr. B. J. Pressey, of Newport News, Va.
Thomas A. Hill has devoted himself to a new development of the propeller, and is
constructing elaborate machinery for giving acurate tests. Hugo C. Gibson, F. E. Boland,
L. R. Adams, Pincus Brauner, J; A. Moller, and Adrien C. Beckert have also been working
on propellers. William J. Hammer has been making extensive experiments in developing
new white and colored phosphorescent materials for painting aeroplanes, balloons, landing
stages, etc.., which, when stimulated, will shine in the dark for a considerable period, but
has also been working on a new and original method of studying stream lines from
propellers. George Bold, Dr. Joseph Aulino, Michael A. Whalen and Mr. Kimball have
been studying airship problems. Mr. Whalen's remarkable model was shown at the June
exhibition. Mr. Kimball's model was exhibited at the Madison Square Garden show, and
displayed, as would be expected, an entirely new idea in dirigibles, consisting of a ring of
propellers fixed upon a belt on the shoulders of the bag. Mr. Kimball has also had
charge of the aeronautidal classes at the West Side Y. M. C. A.
R. W. Jamieson invented, and presented to the Society, a unique and valuable device
for the "laying out" at true pitch propellers of any angle of pitch, diameter, or breadth of
M. O. Anthony has been elaborating his device for the wireless control of dirigibles.
George A. Cove has carried the idea a step further, and in an entirely new direction, by
inventing a remarkable device whereby he secures electricity direct from the rays of the
A. Leo Stevens, who is now experimenting with a monoplane of his own designing,
initiated and carried through an agitation with the express and railroad companies, which