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Williams Helicopter 1908
1908 J Nwton Williams
A 1908 helicopter designed by J Newton Williams and shown here assembled at Hammondsport NY with what appears to be a 40hp Curtiss B8 motor, the same as used on the AEA Red Wing. Possibly achieved brief tethered flight.
A single place helicopter project, believed to have involved Williams, was underway in Connecticut circa 1924 — the only information comes from two photos showing a prototype or a test stand. The engine looks like a LeRhône rotary. Coaxial, contrarotaing rotor system. The two-blade rotor wings were attached rigidly to an elongated hub using two offset spars.

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