Address, May 7, 1909, delivered before the American Philosophical Society


Date: 1909 | Size: 1 Volumes, 1 volume, 37 p.


Address delivered before the American Philosophical Society, May 7, 1909. Bell's address on "Aerial Locomotion" is a detailed description of kite construction and experiments, and the adaptation of engines to "aeroplanes." This lecture was high-lighted by a moving picture of a July 4, 1908 flight (the film is not at the American Philosophical Society).

Background note

Inventor Alexander Graham Bell became a member of the American Philsophical Society in 1882.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 carbon typescript volume, 23 pp.


Location of originals:

Holder of original unknown.


Compare this address with Bell's "Aerial Locomotion," National Geographic Magazine 18(Jan. 1907):1-34, with 33 illustrations.

Indexing Terms

Corporate Name(s)

  • Aerial Experimental Association

Personal Name(s)

  • Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922
  • Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930


  • Aeronautics -- United States -- History
  • Airplanes -- Motors.
  • Flying-machines.
  • Kites - Construction
  • Kites - Experiments
  • Locomotion.