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The Bleriot Monoplane

The Bleriot Monoplane Aircraft
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Stock #: 238119
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Postmark: 1911 Sep-1
PM City: Chicago
PM State: IL
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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M. Bleriot made a name for himself and his monoplane on July 25th, 1909, by being the first man to fly from France to England. He completed a distance of 31 miles in 43 minutes, alighting safely near Dover Castle. The Bleriot monoplane is one of the smallest in existence, it needs no shed to house it, and when the wings are folded it stands in teh space of a medium size motor car. Total weight, 496 lobs. Total length, 25 ft 3 in. Span of wings, 25 ft. 7 in