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Cook Flying machine / Queen of the Air
 
 Cook-Queen
 
This "Flying Machine", apparently also called the "Queen of the Air" was built in Mansfield, Ohio, by Daniel McFarland Cook an inventor who was granted some patents but died in poverty, known locally as "Crazy Cook". Built in 1859, it was to "navigate the air at will with an inconceivable velocity", "elevated, propelled and directed solely by the force of the electric engine, without hydrogen gas, steam fans or rudders". It never did, it ended it's days as a corn crib, a chicken coop and a smokehouse, and was found again in the 1960s. It has now finally landed at the North Central Ohio Industrial Museum.
 
 
 
 


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