The Oldest Recorded Western Kite Still in Existence

The Oldest Recorded Western Kite Still in Existence – The oldest kite still in existence is a Dutch Peartop paper kite owned by Peter Lynn. The kite is currently thought to be at least 237 years old – it was created at least as early as 1773. The kite was found between the ceiling and floor of the first and second stories of a Dutch rowhouse, and pages from a book published in 1700 were used in the kite’s construction.