Roy Knabenshue bibliography

A. Roy Knabenshue (July 15, 1876 – March 6, 1960) was an aeronautical engineer and aviator. 

  • New York Times; August 21, 1905; Knabenshue's Airship Sails Over The City; From Central Park To The Times Building And Back. Steered With Perfect Ease Aeronaut Up 1,000 Feet In The Air Traveled More Than Two Miles. Thousands Watch Him. Knabenshue's Airship Sails Over The City. New York had its first view yesterday of a real airship or dirigible balloon. The former designation is for the benefit of those who believe that aerial flight will be the principal means of rapid transit in the near future. The second term, however, best suits A. Roy Knabenshue of Toledo, Ohio, the inventor, constructor, and navigator of the machine in which he sailed from Central Park south over the city yesterday afternoon.
  • New York Times; September 28, 1905; Flies Over Chicago. Knabenshue Makes Successful Airship Trip And Lands Easily. Chicago, September 27, 1905. Roy Knabenshue, after one mishap with his airship at the White City, made it successful flight late this afternoon. Although he did not come down and circle the Masonic Temple as he designed to a week ago, he demonstrated the dirigibility of his ship, going north to Forty-sixth Street and back again.
  • New York Times; Monday, July 9, 1906; Sunday Balloon Trip For Aeronaut And Wife; Mrs. Knabenshue Says It Was Just A Pleasant Outing. Police Stop Airship Race So Mr. And Mrs. Knabenshue To Satisfy 10,000 Spectators Made An Ascent In A Balloon. Roy Knabenshue, the Toledo aeronaut, and his wife made an ascent in a balloon just after 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The start was made at 4:28 o'clock from Manhattan Field, next to the Polo Grounds, at 155th Street and Eighth Avenue. The flight, although one of the most successful yet made, was also one of the shortest, the balloonists landing at Flushing, Long Island, just before 7 o'clock last night. 
  • New York Times; August 7, 1906; Thomas Balloon Lands At Brant Rock, Mass.; Knabenshue's Head Cut By The Bumping Car. New Devices A Success Aided By The New Guide Rope, The Balloonists Stopped For Breakfast On 225-Mile Trip. Brant Rock, Massachusetts, August 6, 1906. Sailing above the clouds and over 223 miles from New York City, and landing to-day at the little seashore resort of Brant Rock; Mass., near the historic town of Plymouth, Dr. Julian P. Thomas of New York, and Roy Knabenshue made one of the most successful balloon trips yet undertaken in this country.
  • New York Times; Sunday, July 22, 1906; Knabenshue's Airship Takes A Spin In The Wet; Strikes A Foul Wind And Heads For The Elevated. Crowd Leaps At The Rope Luckily Falls Short, So The Aeronaut Does More Stunts. Flight To Governors Island Promised. Since Roy Knabenshue, the Toledo aeronaut, sailed around the Times Building last Summer, the city has been regaled with balloon expeditions in the upper air until a gas bag against the heavenly prospect excites no more comment than it would among Parisian boulevardiers. 
  • New York Times; Sunday, May 24, 1908; Another Airship Wrecked. Knabenshue Machine Falls Into Toledo Ball Park. Operators Hurt. Toledo, Ohio, May 23, 1908. Roy Knabenshue's anticipated flight over the city resulted disastrously this afternoon when his airship, falling helplessly in a stiff breeze, crashed into the fence of the centre field bleachers at Armory Park and was badly wrecked.
  • New York Times; October 7, 1908; Hangs By Wire From Airship; Daring Feat By Knabenshue's Assistant Saves Two From Death. Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, October 6, 1908. Roy Knabenshue, the Toledo aviator, had a narrow escape with his mechanic, George Deusler, from being dashed to death on the streets of Pittsburg at noon today while making a trip over the city in his dirigible balloon. When about half a mile in the air directly over the high Frick Building, one of the wires of the second cylinder of his machine broke, and the great airship became unmanageable.
  • Pasadena Daily News; Pasadena, California; March 20, 1909; Pasadena May Become An Aeronaut Center. Proposition to Be Made Knabenshue to Conduct His Aerial Experiments From This City in the Future. Pasadena may become a permanent fixture on the aeronautic map. There is every prospect that Roy Knabenshue will become a resident of this city and conduct his airship experiments from this point. The matter has been taken up and a definite proposition will be made by the daring aerial navigator. The proposition which Knabenshue may take up will be to make Pasadena his central station, to conduct his experiments here and in exchange it is stated, he will be given a home and lot in this city. It is figured that with Knabenshue here attention will be directed to Pasadena as a place for aeronautic sports in both winter and summer time. As the daring sport is now in its infancy and wealthy men are contributing largely to the study of aerial navigation, it is believed that a great number of balloon and airship enthusiasts will be attracted to this part of the country to continue their experiments in winter, for there are a number of months in the eastern states when owning to the rigors of the winter climate, they are utterly incapacitated from pursuing their sports or experiments.
  • New York Times; January 2, 1911; Hoxsey's Winnings For His Mother; The Wrights Will Also Pay Her a Substantial Sum and Meet the Funeral Expenses. Los Angeles, January 1, 1910. Hoxsey's body was removed to Pasadena today, where it will lie in a mortuary chapel until Roy Knabenshue of the Wrights' team completes plans for the funeral. All funeral expenses will be borne by the Wright brothers, and a comfortable sum will be presented to Mrs. Hoxsey, his mother.