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It is known this kite was collected by Thomas Watters in 1888 on his way back from Corea to England.

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He was born on 9 February 1840 in Newtownards, in County Down, Ireland. He was home schooled by his father, the Rev. Thomas Watters, the Presbyterian Minister in Newtownards. He entered Queen's College, Belfast in 1857 and graduated with B.A. from Queen's University in 1861 and an M.A. in 1861.

He was appointed to a post in the Consular Service of China in 1863 going first to Peking (Beijing). He was then posted in 1887-1888 as Acting Consul General in Corea (Korea), in Canton (Guangdong) 1891-1893 and then until April, 1895, Consul in Foochow (Fuzhou), when failing health forced him to retire after 32 years' service in the Far East.


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Proper elastic forces of each spars are head 220g, diagonal 80g, spine 150g, waist 6g for this size Bang'Pae.





Posted by 대한연협회 Peter, Nam