Tetrahedral kite

Bell's favorite kite was the tetrahedral. A tetrahedron is a four-sided object whose sides and base are all triangles. (When you get to Wikipedia click to see the rotating model.)

The massive kite shown in the photograph above is made of silk and wood. He called it the Frost King. One day one of the workers was accidently lifted forty feet into the air. When he saw this Bell knew he was getting closer to realizing his dream.

The men in the photograph are running away because the kite is about to fall.

Read an account of the tetrahedral kite in a copy of the New York Times dated May 29, 1904.
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