Science Art: Bosch Magneto ad, Aeronautics, July, 1912

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In 1912, aeronautics was a sport.

And the athletes had to start their engines somehow… so Bosch, now known mostly for their spark plugs, made magnetos. And summoned pilot genies to keep those flying machines in the air.

This bit of science art nouveau was found on The same issue has a wonderful “Get a Balloon!” ad from Goodyear. And, you know, actual engineering information for planes and stuff.