Hargrave Kite

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These Hargrave box kites are named so after their inventor, Lawrence Hargrave of Sydney. These kites generally have two rectangular cells covered with nainsook cloth, except at the top and bottom, and one is secured above the other by four or more sticks. Some of these kites stand 9 ft. high, have 70 sq. ft. of lifting surface, and weigh only eleven pounds.The kites can be flown singly or in tandem.


John H. Finley ed. Nelson's Perpetual Loose-Leaf Encyclopaedia (vol. 7) (New York, NY: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1917) 127


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