Welcome to this website,
I've called it peterlynnhimself because, well, that's what it is.

Until now I've been coat tailing on the websites of Peter Lynn brand licensees, but not all the publishable stuff I have is appropriate for these sites.

There are technical papers- like the most recent one on the stability of single line kites (a work in progress for 30 years)- which are relevant, but a lot of kite history material has little connectivity for them, and my 'other life'; mechanical engineering history, has none. Nor do the occasional comments I make about political and economic issues.

Where appropriate there are links to the businesses and organisations I'm connected to. These are:

Peter Lynn Kites Ltd

Ashburton NZ, proprietors; Jenny Cook and Craig Hansen, Peter Lynn brand licensees for single line kites.

Vlieger Op bv, Den Hague

Netherlands, proprietors; Herman and Jeannet Bredewold, Peter Lynn brand licensees for Kitesurfing, buggying and traction kite products.

Gomberg Kite Productions

Peter Lynn kites Ltd's agents for North America and Peter Lynn brand licensees for a selection of single line kite designs.

Air Banners

Purveyors of towed advertising. Backed by the Al farsi family, Kuwait, managing director; Paul Reynolds (London).

The Lynn Historical Woodworking Museum

The Plains, Ashburton; world's number one collection of 19th century ornamental turning lathes, my father's life's work.

Material will be added to each of these categories as I get time to sort and edit it; there's a LOT!



Kites; technical and informational papers.

Peter Lynn monthly newsletters.

The Dutch Peartop kiteUpdated notes and analysis of the old kite discovered in Delft, Netherlands and thought to be from 1773.

Articles on mechanical engineering history

Historical engine collection;including a Rover gas turbine, early Stirling engines and the only known surviving engine from Birmingham's Richard Bach, the steam portable and traction engine pioneer.

Piwakawaka project- The development of a Stirling cycle engine for a replica 19th century fantail motor launch- in collaboration with Nop Velthuizen, Den Haag, Netherlands.

Photo gallery

1886 Benz patentmotorenwagen replica. History and use

Rantscomments on NZ, the world, politics and economics.

For sale(and in some cases, free to good homes): Spare kites and kite related things (like new wetsuits, carbon and fibreglass tubing, 900 or so back packs that were over-ordered, new and used kites of all styles).

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