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C. E. Kny

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1911 Mulliners built the Kny aeroplane, which had enclosed bodywork with a boat-like shape and a detachable conning tower cover over the pilot and passenger. The stream-lining of the body extended to the tail, the rear being fabric-covered whilst further forward the outer surface was made from sheet aluminium.[1]

1911 Designed toe-skids for the Kny aeroplane built by Mulliners of Northampton and Long Acre, London[2]

1911 Messrs. Mulliner, Ltd., of the Aeroplane Works, Vardens Road, Clapham Junction, S.W., were sole agents for Great Britain and the Colonies for the Normale propellers (as used by Prier and Grahame-White); Mr. Kny was said to give his personal attention to the requirements of clients.[3]

1912 Entered the Mars monoplane in the military trials by Mr C. E. Kny[4]

1914 Cecil E. Kny was the designer and manager of the British D.F.W. firm and intended either to erect shops for building their aircraft in Britain, or else to arrange with some large armament firm to build them under licence[5]. Later in the year the firm had works at Brooklands. It was connected with a German aircraft manufacturer which had recently claimed the world altitude record[6][7]


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  1. Flight 1 April 1911
  2. Flight 29 April 1911
  3. Flight 29 April 1911
  4. Flight 13 July 1912
  5. Flight 10 Jan 1914
  6. Flight 17 July 1914
  7. Flight 7 August 1914