Baldwin's 'California Arrow' airship, Louisiana Purchase Exposition
The California Arrow airship of Capt. Thomas R. Baldwin of Los Angeles, Cal., is here almost ready to start on a flight which proved one of the most successful and sensational in aeronautic history, rivally those of M. Santos Dumont in Paris. Under the guidance of A. Roy Knabenshue, a Toledo, Ohio, aeronaut, the Arrow made a flight from the aeronautic concourse at the World's Fair. Knabenshue made three successful flights in the Arrow at the World's Fair, proving conclusively its dirigibility. The ship contained 8,000 cubic feet of gas. A gasoline motor was its propelling power. Motor, framework and aeronaut weighed altogether less than 300 pounds. The white object at the stern is the rudder. The revolving propellers are to be seen at the bow of the ship. 'The ship was headed upward or forward respectively, this changing its angle.