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Bullock Speed Model
Although there was much emphasis on the building of rubber powered model aircraft that would stay aloft as long as possible, there was also considerable interest in building rubber powered models that would fly as fast as possible! They were often quite heavy with LOTS of rubber to power them. Although I have the drawings of this model and the nose section (complete with all its gears and a broken propeller) there is nothing else of it still in existence as far as I know.
Side View of Speed Model
Fuselage believed to have been carved from pine wood and hollowed out. The reverse side suggests this model is from 1926
Speed Model Nose section with 6 gears and broken propeller.
So there were 6 skeins of rubber, each composed of 12 strands - that's 72 strips driving the propeller through these meshed gears! It must have made a magnificent sound when unleashed! .
Bullock Streamline Wakefield. Possibly from 1939
This is a Post Card type of picture and has the date 1939 on the back. It looks very similar to his previous Streamline Aircraft
Bullock Speed Trin
Very small photograph. I have seen other pictures of this machine - somewhere! I would value any information you may have.
Bullock's 1931 Wakefield Class Model - Lewisham 17-10-1931
From a very small photograph.
Bullock's 1931 machine
Again, from a small original so quality is poor.
Bullock Twin Rotor Helicopter.
I have no details of this model. Comparison with the 'Chinook' is interesting
Bullock Air Speed Indicator
This invention features in Model Magazines. There is also a picture of one of his Streamline Wakefield aircraft with it strapped to the wing leading edge!
Bullock 1938 Streamliners
One is Bullock's original, the other is my replica.