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Early on hot air ballooning...



Item # 657578

November 25, 1784

THE WHITEHALL EVENING POST, London, Nov. 25, 1784 

* Very early hot air ballooning

Page 3 has a very early report on hot air ballooning: "On Saturday last was launched from the church yard in this place, a balloon of great magnitude, filled with inflammable air...The gas was not produced, as usual, from vitriolic acid...but from less expensive materials...which promise to be an important discovery in the history of Air Balloons...It rose slowly to the height of about 200 feet & then descended..." with more detail.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition, tax stamp on page 3.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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