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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Work a Jigsaw Puzzle
Bell and family
for the deaf
Bell and Mr. Watson
The Bell Family
on a telephone
The Bell estate
The Silver Dart
Bell and sheep
Bell and Elsie
May Bell Grosvenor
Biography of Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site of Canada
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