Flugmaschine or Flying Machine
Flugmaschine. Erfunden von Jacob Degen in Wien, 1807 / Jos. Belbing, s.c. Technical illustration shows elevation and horizontal section of a man-powered flying machine constructed and tested unsuccessfully by Swiss watchmaker Jakob Degen living in Vienna in the early 1800s. A pair of heart-shaped, braced and movable wings are operated by arms and legs. Original engraving first published around 1810.
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