Can you identify this?

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  1. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

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    First person to identify this wins a large bag of room temperature nothing. And can you say what was unique about it?
     

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    Waterman Flying Wing...

    It was very fugly!!!
     
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    looks like it ought to be in a buster keaton or joe e brown movie....
     
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    It probably didn't fly very well?
     
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    Figures Joe would get it! haha. Congratulations. You win a large bag full of room temperature nothing.

    I found it named as a Waterman Whatsit. It was designed as an aerial Model-T, something everyone could own and land on the street.
     
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    Considering the concept for this was thought of by Waldo Waterman in 1909, it's a pretty advanced design. Granted the prototype wasn't ready until 1932 so I'm sure modifications and changes were made....but still. Pretty forward thinking, IMO.

    However, it certainly isn't a Fokker Dr.I or a Spitfire as far as beauty goes..
     
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