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Bilbrough's Plan for Guiding Balloons

 Digital Record
Identifier: VBI_000339


  • Creation: 1839 October 26, 1841 March 6


Conditions Governing Use

Access to the Theodore Newton Vail Collection of Aeronautical Images, Broadsides and Clippings is not authorization to publish. Separate written application for permission to publish must be made to the Institute Archives. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the donor of the collection.

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Existence and Location of Originals

Box 16

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Physical Description



15.4 x 10.7 cm(balloon image), 3.4 x 5.5 cm(shorter column), 5.5 x 10.0 cm(longer column)

General Note

Two items: An illustration of T. Bilbrough's plan for guiding balloons, made in response to an apparatus designed by Mr. Green, printed on the front page of The Penny Mechanic of March 6, 1841; a response by Tangar to a proposal for a balloon apparatus, published in Mechanic's Magazine, October 26, 1839.

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