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It is seven years since a humming speck moved across the 1,960 miles of fog-hung ocean separating Newfoundland and Ireland, and deposited Captain John W. Alcock and Lieutenant A. Whitten Brown safely on "the other side" in 16 hours, 12 minutes. The late Lord Northcliffe enriched those two flyers with some $50,000 in prize money and prophesied that soon London newspapers would be sold the day of issue in Manhattan. But no man has since attempted the feat of a non-stop transatlantic passage in a heavier-than-air* machine, though of late years a...

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