Royal Vauxhall balloon

Royal Vauxhall balloon

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Credit: SCIENCE, INDUSTRY & BUSINESS LIBRARY/NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Royal Vauxhall balloon, historical artwork. This balloon was launched from London in 1836, piloted by British balloonist Charles Green, and carrying two passengers. It travelled 770 kilometres in 18 hours to Weilberg, near Frankfurt in Germany. Published in A system of aeronautics, comprehending its earliest investigations, and modern practice and art, Philadephia, 1850.

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