Lilienthal went down in history as the ”first flying man”. But this reveals only a part of his life:Otto Lilienthal was a successful manufacturer of small save steam engines and steam boilers. As a creative engineer he held numerous mechanical engineering patents and he was a progressive, social thinking entrepreneur. Moreover even almost all construction toys up to this day, are based on inventions of
the Lilienthal brothers.
Lilienthal's airplanes: more than one dozen different models
stone building blocks - drawings for a construction toy (1879) by Lilienthal, Gustav and Lilienthal, GustavOtto-Lilienthal-Museum
Pressure gauge with the name of the aviation pioneer (after 1910)Otto-Lilienthal-Museum
The first aircraft factory was an engineering works.
the only kept steam engine produces in the Lilienthal engeneering works (1889) by Lilienthal, OttoOtto-Lilienthal-Museum
Almost completely lost is the story of the first aircraft factory in the world. One and only engineering product has been preserved in Australia.
Letterhead of the engineering works "Otto Lilienthal" (after 1910) by Ernst WolffOtto-Lilienthal-Museum
a lot of awards have been dedicated to Otto Lilienthal until today