‘Artingstore’ and ‘Fornalini’

Posted on by Stephen Mennell

In the essay “Technisation and Civilisation” (Theory, Culture & Society 12 (3) 1995: 7-42), Elias refers to pioneers of aviation including “Artingstore and Cayley in England, Ader and Pénaud in France, Fornalini in Italy (with a propeller-driven plane), and Otto and Gustav Lilienthal in Germany”.

There’s a problem with “Artingstore” and “Fornalini”. Who he, in both cases? I think they must be misprints (or dictating errors that were not picked up earlier), because nothing comes up under either Google or Wikipedia, which is unusual. (There are lots of Fornalini streets in Italy, but they look as though they may be names after a pioneer of lung surgery.) A quick glance at some lists of pioneers fails to suggest to me what the real names might be.
Are there any aviation history buffs among readers of Elias-I who can point me in the right direction?

Last edited on:11,May 2017 09:19:05 by Arjan Post