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Magic Kite                                                                                  2000

Inventor  : Yu Zheng

Patent      : US 6.045.093

Date         : April 4, 2000
Materials : Spring steel loop, synthetic fabric

Surface    : 0,8 m2, span: 182 cm, length: 84 cm

Weight    : 415 g
 
Zheng in his patent:"Thus, there still remains a need for flying structures, such as a kite, that preserves all the beauty, flight and enjoyment of conventional kites, while providing the hobbyist with convenience in use, storage and transportation."

Skystreme                                                                                  1997

Inventor  : Pascoe, Vernon, George & Hanning Bernard William

Patent      : EP 0.695.207.B1

Date         : February 7, 1996
Materials

Surface    :  (did not open the package jet)

Weight   
 
 
 

Gyro-Kite                                                                                    1995

Inventor  : Kattas, Alex P.

Patent      : US 5.381.988

Date         : Januari 17, 1995
Materials : Plastic, metal

Surface    :   m2 , span:  cm, length:  cm

Weight    :  g
 

Airplane Kite                                                                              1988

Inventor  : Thomas, Ralph B.

Patent      : US 4.781.344

Date         : November 1, 1988
Materials : Polystyrene

Surface    :   m2 , span:   cm, length:   cm

Weight    :  g
 
 

Sky-Alert                                                                                    1985

Inventor  : Veazey, Sidney E.

Patent      : US 4.497.272

Date         : February 5, 1985
Materials : Nylon

Surface    0,57 m2 , span: 66 cm, length: 87 cm

Weight    : 185 g
 

Lil' Pocket Kite                                                                           1984

Inventor  : Pook, Peter D. and Girsch, Charles W.

Patent      : US 4.461.438

Date         : July 24, 1984
Materials : Plastic, nylon

Surface    0,037 (!) m2 , span: 24 cm, length: 27 cm

Weight    : 6 g

 

 more....

Pook and Girsch in their patent: "The time intervals between flying the kite may be rather long, and the ball of line and the kite may become separated from each other with either ball of line or kite disappearing or the ball of line being used for other purposes and having to be purchased again."

WindWood Kite Reel                                                                  1979

Inventor  : Post, Ferdinand J.

Patent      : US 4.172.567

Date         : October 30, 1979
Materials : Wood, plastic

Surface    u 19 cm, length: 30 cm

Weight    : 665 g (with line)
 

Super Hero Pocket  kite                                                            1979

Inventor  : Chapman, Thomas M.

Patent      : US 4.133.500

Date         : Januari 9, 1979
Materials : Plastic

Surface    0,08  m2 , span: 36 cm, length: 50 cm

Weight    : 13 g
 

Air Scoop Kite                                                                             1977

Inventor  : Pearce, Peter J. & Cowan, Toby J.

Patent      : US 4.018.408

Date         : April 19, 1977
Materials : Plastic

Surface    0,19 m2 , span: 35,5 cm, length: 105 cm

Weight    : 106 g
 

Vic's Fighter Kite                                                                       1977

Inventor  : Heredia, Romeo Victor

Patent      : US 4.015.802

Date         : April 5, 1977
Materials : Aluminum, wood, plastic

Surface       m2 , span: cm, length:  cm

Weight    :  g
 

Kite Chute                                                                                  1976

Inventor  : Novorr, Gerald D.

Patent      : US 3.972.496

Date         : August 3, 1976
Materials : Metal, paperclip, plastic

Surface    :  m2 , span:  cm, length:  cm

Weight    :  g

Peter Powell Stunter                                                                 1976

Inventor  : Powell, Peter

Patent      : US 3.954.235

Date         : May 4, 1976
Materials : Aluminium, spring steel, plastic tube, plastic

Surface    :  m2, span:  cm, length:  cm, high:

Weight    :  g

Skylinks, Kite System 4                                                             1976

Inventor  : Pearce, Peter J. & Cowan, Toby J.

Patent      : US 3.948.471

Date         : April 6, 1976
Materials : Plastic

Surface    :  m2, span:  cm, length:  cm

Weight    :  g
 
 

Tetra Kite                                                                                   1976

Inventor  : Pearce, Peter J.

Patent      : US 3.937.426

Date         : Februari 10, 1976
Materials : Plastic

Surface    0,69 m2, span: 83 cm, length: 83 cm

Weight    : 190 g
 
"A tetrahedral kite is provided whose components can be manufactured at low costs and which can be assembled with a minimum of effort into a kite that flies easily and stably." 

Sky Hunter                                                                                 1975

Inventor  : Lawrence, Laske Louis

Patent      : AU 6608774 (* and more)

Date         : August 28, 1975
Materials : Plastic

Surface    :  0,1 m2 , span: 30 cm, length: 30 cm

Weight    : 18 g
 


Dunfor Flying Machine                                                              1975

Inventor  : Dunford, Donald

Patent      : US 3.892.375

Date         : July 1, 1975
Materials

Surface    :  m2, span:  cm, length:  cm

Weight    :  g
 
 

Tri-Star Kite                                                                               1974

Inventor  : Christoffel, Julius M.

Patent      : USD 233.544 (* and more)

Date         : November 5, 1974
Materials : Wooden dowels, plastic foam

Surface    :  m2 , span:  cm, length:  cm

Weight    :  g

Sky Hook                                                                                    1974

Inventor  : Holland, Jr., Raymond Prunty

Patent      : US 3.790.112 (* and more)

Date         : Februari 5, 1974
Materials : Wooden dowels

Surface    :  m2 , span:  cm, length:  cm

Weight    :  g

Squadron Kites F3F-2         
                                                     1973

Inventor  : Stratton, Craigh A.

Patent      : US 3.758.057

Date         : September 11, 1973

Materials : Balsa wood, plastic, paper
Surface    :  m2, span:  cm, length:  cm
Weight    :   g

Omni Kite                                                                                   1973

Inventor  : Tichy, Bernard W.

Patent      : Des. 228.231

Date         : Augustus 28, 1973
Materials : Wood, plastic

Surface    0,88 m2 , span: 94 cm, length: 94 cm

Weight    : 270 g
 
 
"The ornamental design for a flexible structural connector."

Tree Top  (Red Baron Pizza Kite)                                             1972

Inventor  : Kupperman, Sam & Kupperman, Dennis I.

Patent      : Des. 225.653

Date         : December 26, 1972
Materials : Plastic

Surface    : 0,71 m2 , span: 97 cm, length: 112 cm

Weight    : 114 g
 
 

DY Kite                                                                                       1970

Inventor  : Young, Walter

Patent      : GB 1211347 

Date         : November 4, 1970
Materials : Metal, nylon? fabric

Surface    : 0,18 m2, span: 50 cm, length: 71 cm

Weight    :  60 g
 
Young in his patent: "The lifting surface of the kite may be aluminised to enable the kite to be detected by radar. A person employing such a kite could be relatively easily located by radar if he were lost at sea, on a mountin or in the desert, for example."

Baby Bat                                                                                     1970

Inventor  : Christoffel, Julius M. & Phillips, Lester F.

Patent      : US 3.534.932 (* and more)

Date         : October 20, 1970
Materials : One wooden dowel, plastic

Surface    0,055 m2 , span: 120 cm, length: 61 cm

Weight    : 66 g

Alaplan                                                                                       1970

Inventor  : Giolitto, Roberto & Giolitto, Guido

Patent      : DE 7.002.145 (* and more)

Date         : May 14, 1970
Materials : Wooden Dowels, plastic

Surface    :  m2 , span:  cm, length:  cm

Weight    :  g

Sky Command                                                                            1970

Inventor  : Benze, Theodore A.

Patent      : US 3.511.459

Date         : May 12, 1970
Materials : Wooden dowels, plastic

Surface    :  m2 , span:  cm, length:  cm

Weight    :  g

Flying Daisy (Woodstock)                                                         1970

Inventor  : (?) Remco Ind. / Cloud King Kites

Patent      : Pending

Date         : on kite: 1970
Materials : Wooden dowels, plastic

Surface    0,33 m2, span: 44 cm, length: 76 cm

Weight    : 44 g
 
 

Parascensional                                                                          1969

Inventor  : Giolitto, Roberto & Giolitto, Guido

Patent      : BE 722.858

Date         : April 1, 1969
Materials : Plastic

Surface    :  0,95 m2, diameter: 110 cm

Weight    : 120 g
 
 

Blue Bird                                                 
                                   1967

Inventor  : Holland, Jr., Raymond Prunty

Patent      : US 3.335.984 * (See no. and date kite below!)

Date         : August 15, 1967
Materials : Wooden dowels, plastic

Surface    :  m2, span:  cm, length:  cm

Weight    :  g

Puffer Kite                                           
                                      1967

Inventor  : Neal, Albert D.

Patent      : US 3.335.985 * (See no. and date kite above!)

Date         : August 15, 1967
Materials : Plastic

Surface    :  m2 , span:  cm, length:  cm

Weight    :  g
 

Glite                                                                                            1966

Inventor  : Cleveland, Charles H.

Patent      : US 3.276.730

Date         : October 4, 1966
Materials : Wooden dowels, plastic, paper

Surface    :   m2 , span:  cm, length:   cm

Weight    :   g

Sky Bird                                                                                      1966

Inventor  :  Mularkey, Henry King

Patent      : US 3.229.938

Date         : January 1, 1966
Materials : Paper

Surface    :  

Weight    :  

Space Bird                                                                                  1963

Inventor  :  Levine, Harold A.

Patent      : USD 196.057

Date         : August 20, 1963
Materials : Wooden dowels, ribstop

Surface    :  0,5 m2 , span: 166 cm, length: 119 cm

Weight    : 255 g

RotoKi                                                                                         1962

Inventor  : Albertson, Stanley E., Jr.

Patent      : US 3.026.073

Date         : March 20, 1962
Materials : Plasticfoam, plastic tube, metal

Surface    :  m2 , span:  cm, length:  cm

Weight    :  g


Aero Kite                                                                                    1959

Inventor  : Jones, Robert C.

Patent      : USD 186.897 (* and more)

Date         : December 22, 1959
Materials : Plastic

Surface    :  m2 , span:  cm, length:  cm

Weight    :  g


Single Piece Kite                                                                        1957

Inventor  : Roe, Frank L.

Patent      : US 2.811.327

Date         : October 29, 1957
Materials : paper

Surface    :   m2 , span:  cm, length:  cm

Weight    :   g

Fire Bird Kite                
                                                             1957

Inventor  : Green, Wilbur

Patent      : US 2.785.870

Date         : March 19, 1957
Materials : Wooden dowels, plastic

Surface    :  m2, span:  cm, length:  cm

Weight    :  g
 
Green in his patent: "Another object of this invention is to provide an improved kite construction which includes the provision of stick members so secured to the kite body and interconected to one another as to render the kite collapsible."


Skyro Gyro Kite Tail                                                                  1956

Inventor  : Taggart, Howard E.G.

Patent      : US 2.768.473

Date         : October 30, 1956
Materials : Paper, little metal chain

Size           :  width: 4 cm, length: 21 cm

Weight    : 4 g

Kite Reel                                                                                     1954

Inventor  : Benson, Lawrence N.

Patent      : USD.  173.405

Date         : November 9, 1954
Materials : Wood

Size           :  width: 10 cm, length: 16 cm

Weight    : 150 g

Revojet Plane                                                                            1952

Inventor  : Calhoun, Jack A.

Patent      : US 2.593.979 (* and more)

Date         : April 22, 1952
Materials : Metal, plastic

Surface    :  m2, span:  cm, length:  cm

Weight    :  g

Flexikite        
                                                                       1951

Inventor  : Rogallo, Gertrude Sugden and Rogallo,              Francis Melvin

Patent      : US 2.546.078

Date         : March 20, 1951
Materials : Metallized plastic

Surface    :   m2 , span:  cm, length:  cm

Weight    :   g


Wheelwright          
                                                                    1944

Inventor  : Wheelwright, John Silvester

Patent      : CA 422.725 (* and more)

Date         : September
Materials : Aluminium, wood, fabric

Surface     0,58 m2 , span: 84 cm, length: 92 cm

Weight    : 345 g
 

Hi-Flier          
                                                                             1923

Inventor  : Cash, Arthur W.

Patent      : US 1.452.956

Date         : April 24, 1923

Materials : wood, paper
Surface    :  m2 ,span:  cm, length:  cm, high:  
Weight    :   g


Conyne                                                                                       1902

Inventor  : Conyne, Silas J.

Patent      : US 698.634

Date         : April 29, 1902
Materials : wood, cotton

Surface    :  m2, span:  cm, length:  cm

Weight    :  g

Cody                                                                                           1901

Inventor  : Cody, Samuel Franklin

Patent      : GB 23.566

Date         : November 20, 1901
Materials :

Surface    :   m2, span:  cm, length:  cm, high:

Weight    :   g

Cooley Air Ship                                                                           1898

Inventor  : Cooley, John F.

Patent      : US 606.622

Date         : June 28, 1898
Materials : Wood, paper, metal

Surface   

Weight    :
 
This kite is very much wanted in the collection!!
The picture is from an advertisement.

Naval Blue Hill Box Kite                                                             1898

Inventor  : Clayton, Henry Helm

Patent      : US 605.596

Date         : June 14, 1898
Materials : Wood, paper, twine

Surface    0,4 m2 , span:   cm, length:   cm

Weight    : 132 g
 
 
Clayton in his patent: "My invention is an improvement of what is known as the 'Hargrave' kite, as invented and used by Lawrence Hargrave, of New South Wales."

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