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24 Dec 1913. Wednesday.


If the date on the drawing is to be believed, Frank completed this sketch on Christmas Eve. It’s slightly odd, since it’s more or less the only place when he didn’t use the pages in number order. 516 is dated Friday 19 Dec, 517 is dated 29 Dec, 518 is undated, and 519 is dated 24 Dec. Perhaps he started 517 and 518 on the Monday or Tuesday, but couldn’t finish them off for some reason, so on Christmas Eve he spent the morning (I like to think they gave him the afternoon off!) doing a fairly simple job.

519 Compression Member for wings 24 XII 13

This is the first part of the actual wing design to be detailed, and it seems odd to be starting with a relatively simple detail, as opposed to a general arrangement, but who knows? At any rate, Frank went home for Christmas with a clear conscience, having completed a drawing.

Then on 2 Jan he found an error, which needed correction…

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