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Pioneer Aviation. Captain Vivian Hewitt (1888-1965)

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Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 97

Pioneer Aviation. Captain Vivian Hewitt (1888-1965)

Schätzpreis
3.000 £ - 5.000 £
ca. 4.027 $ - 6.712 $
Zuschlagspreis:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

Pioneer Aviation. An archive relating to Captain Vivian Hewitt, the first man to fly solo over the Irish Sea from Rhyl in 1912, a feat that was overshadowed by the sinking of the Titanic, including a silver presentation cup engraved 'Presented to Vivian Hewitt Esqr Rhyl by visitors to Rhyl & District in commemoration of his being the First Aviator to successfully cross the Irish Sea by flying from England to Ireland (Rhyl via Holyhead to Pheonix Park, Dublin) on 26 April. 1912.Time one hour 17 minutes (75 Miles) thereby establishing a worlds record over sea', the two-handled trophy cup by Joseph Rogers, Sheffield 1911, 23cm high x 21cm diameter, approximately 805g, mounted on a wooden plinth, a hand coloured certificate from the Members of the Rhyl Urban District Council, Magistrates, and Residents of the Rhyl and District, dated July 1912 with a fine depiction of Hewitt in his Bleriot over the coast, signed by five members, 47 x 30cm, gold mount aperture, period frame, glazed (frame size 66 x 53cm), three portrait photographs of Hewitt including one standing by his aircraft, 28 x 16cm, period black frame (frame size 42 x 32cm), another Hewitt in his cockpit and another wearing knitted flying helmet with brass presentation inscription, a wooden aircraft two blade propeller stamped 'Integralle Brevette S.G.D.G.', stamped on the boss 'Diametre 250 Pas 150', 'Numero 7 102', 'Serie 1213', 239cm long, in poor condition but most likely the propeller from Hewitt's Bleriot, a green knitted flying helmet with brown composite buttons, Royal Naval Division officers cap, black cloth with embroidered badge and brown leather sweatband and related items including a fine portrait miniature of Hewitt in full RNVR uniform, 9 x 7.5cm in an oval gilt metal frame and leather travelling case plus an archive of personal photographs and related documents (Qty: archive) Provenance: acquired from Hewitt's estate by David R. Wilson (1926-2020), bookseller and secretary of the British Trust for Ornithology. Vivian Hewitt (1888-1965) was born in Grimsby before moving to Bodfari, Denbighshire, North Wales he was a member of a wealthy Lincolnshire brewing family and inherited a vast fortune. After being educated at Harrow he went on to become an engineer being apprenticed to the famous engineer, George Wale at the Crewe Railway Works. Hewitt also a keen aviator was the first man to fly solo over the Irish Sea on 26 April 1912, a flight which he undertook from Holyhead to Dublin (a distance of 75 miles). He undertook this journey in his Bleriot monoplane. He served during WWI Royal Navy where he rose to the rank of Captain, already a skilled aviator he was sent to America to become a test pilot with the Curtiss Wright Company. Hewitt was also a keen ornithologist and set up a bird sanctuary at his home Bryn Aber at Cemlyn Bay, Anglesey. He was also known as the "world's greatest private Great Auk collector" of which a replica by Rowland Ward was sold in the rooms last year.

Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 97
Auktion:
Datum:
17.11.2021 - 18.11.2021
Auktionshaus:
Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
Broadway Lane, South Cerney, Nr Cirencester
Gloucestershire, GL75UQ
Großbritannien und Nordirland
[email protected]
+44 (0)1285 860006
+44 (0)1285 862461
Beschreibung:

Pioneer Aviation. An archive relating to Captain Vivian Hewitt, the first man to fly solo over the Irish Sea from Rhyl in 1912, a feat that was overshadowed by the sinking of the Titanic, including a silver presentation cup engraved 'Presented to Vivian Hewitt Esqr Rhyl by visitors to Rhyl & District in commemoration of his being the First Aviator to successfully cross the Irish Sea by flying from England to Ireland (Rhyl via Holyhead to Pheonix Park, Dublin) on 26 April. 1912.Time one hour 17 minutes (75 Miles) thereby establishing a worlds record over sea', the two-handled trophy cup by Joseph Rogers, Sheffield 1911, 23cm high x 21cm diameter, approximately 805g, mounted on a wooden plinth, a hand coloured certificate from the Members of the Rhyl Urban District Council, Magistrates, and Residents of the Rhyl and District, dated July 1912 with a fine depiction of Hewitt in his Bleriot over the coast, signed by five members, 47 x 30cm, gold mount aperture, period frame, glazed (frame size 66 x 53cm), three portrait photographs of Hewitt including one standing by his aircraft, 28 x 16cm, period black frame (frame size 42 x 32cm), another Hewitt in his cockpit and another wearing knitted flying helmet with brass presentation inscription, a wooden aircraft two blade propeller stamped 'Integralle Brevette S.G.D.G.', stamped on the boss 'Diametre 250 Pas 150', 'Numero 7 102', 'Serie 1213', 239cm long, in poor condition but most likely the propeller from Hewitt's Bleriot, a green knitted flying helmet with brown composite buttons, Royal Naval Division officers cap, black cloth with embroidered badge and brown leather sweatband and related items including a fine portrait miniature of Hewitt in full RNVR uniform, 9 x 7.5cm in an oval gilt metal frame and leather travelling case plus an archive of personal photographs and related documents (Qty: archive) Provenance: acquired from Hewitt's estate by David R. Wilson (1926-2020), bookseller and secretary of the British Trust for Ornithology. Vivian Hewitt (1888-1965) was born in Grimsby before moving to Bodfari, Denbighshire, North Wales he was a member of a wealthy Lincolnshire brewing family and inherited a vast fortune. After being educated at Harrow he went on to become an engineer being apprenticed to the famous engineer, George Wale at the Crewe Railway Works. Hewitt also a keen aviator was the first man to fly solo over the Irish Sea on 26 April 1912, a flight which he undertook from Holyhead to Dublin (a distance of 75 miles). He undertook this journey in his Bleriot monoplane. He served during WWI Royal Navy where he rose to the rank of Captain, already a skilled aviator he was sent to America to become a test pilot with the Curtiss Wright Company. Hewitt was also a keen ornithologist and set up a bird sanctuary at his home Bryn Aber at Cemlyn Bay, Anglesey. He was also known as the "world's greatest private Great Auk collector" of which a replica by Rowland Ward was sold in the rooms last year.

Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 97
Auktion:
Datum:
17.11.2021 - 18.11.2021
Auktionshaus:
Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
Broadway Lane, South Cerney, Nr Cirencester
Gloucestershire, GL75UQ
Großbritannien und Nordirland
[email protected]
+44 (0)1285 860006
+44 (0)1285 862461
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