Andrew Bolland has just sent us some photographs that he took back in 1988 of what appear to be the very earliest hand-drawn renderings of the illustrations that found their way into the 1927/28 patent discussed in Chapter 20. There are two sets of images here. The first drawings depict the gravitator as it was eventually rendered in the 1928 patent.
The second set discloses Brown’s concept for a "Gravitator Space Car." These drawings are completely new to us, and are the first concrete evidence we’ve seen that indeed, Brown may have been thinking in terms of space travel from the outset. Or, at least, gravity-field powered flight.
It’s probably just due to the graphic styles of the period, but we also couldn’t help but notice a resemblance between what Brown has drawn here and the image of a "G-Engine" vessel that appears on page 3 of Nick Cook’s breakthrough epic, The Hunt For Zero Point – Inside The Classified World of Antigravity Technology." Just our wild imaginations, I’m sure.
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