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John Pickering - Blimp


JF Pickering patents the airship, better known as the blimp.


John F. Pickering made improvements to the existing design of the airship or blimp. On this day Pickering received a patent number (643975), for his new design.  The improvements allowed the airship to be powered by an electric motor and added directional controls. Below is a blueprint on the Pickering blimp.