Historical Kite

by Mark
(U.S.A.)

Q:

Tim, looking to buy (or pay someone to make) an historical kite to be used as a prop in a live show with Benjamin Franklin - so looking for a kite that might be similar to what he used in his famous "kite and key" electrical experiment.

Need this next week! If you have any ideas, would be most appreciative.

Thank you,
Mark

A:

I've done a quick sweep around the Internet to see if any passable replicas of this historical kite are available for sale. It appears not to be so, although many individuals have had a crack at coming up with one.

Hence, you might need to get one built. Since you only need a 'stand-off scale' version, so to speak, that shouldn't be too hard.

I'd do it myself and collect payment if I wasn't so far away :-) (Adelaide, South Australia)

So, if you can find someone with the time to spare and ability to follow simple instructions, you could try getting a Ben Franklin kite replica made from my instructions.

Your query has been the perfect excuse to finally put that page up under a key-phrase that's been on my to-do list for some time... 'Ben Franklin Kite'.

Hope this helps!

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