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Jones Boomerang
After Charles Oliver Jones aeroplane failed to fly, he turned his attentions to aerial exhibitionism, first building and flying a unique dirigible named the “Boomerang”, then modifying the apparatus in the style of Capt. Baldwin, on which he lost his life when it caught fire during a flight at Waterville, Maine on September 2, 1908.
This is an original Real Photo Post Card of Charles Oliver Jones taking off in his airship "Boomerang". The site of this photo is near Hammondsport, NY. Jones originally came to Hammondsport,NY where he was apparently influenced by Thomas Scott Baldwin, the famous balloonist, who was working with Glenn Curtiss putting a Motorcycle engine in an aerostat (airship) and built the "Boomerang". The photo was taken by Sitterly of nearby Bath,NY. Jones died not too long later when the Boomerang caught fire in the air at Waterville.
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