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Bilbrough's Plan for Guiding Balloons

 Digital Record
Identifier: VBI_000342


  • Creation: 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.

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Originals

Box 16

Related Materials


Physical Description



2 items: 16.6 x 5.2 cm(full balloon image), 0.7 x 5.2 cm(2-line text), 15.4 x 5.2 cm(Fig.3 image), as complete image (reverse side): 17.3 x 10.4 cm

General Note

Clipping with 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. Illustrations show the balloon as a whole and a close-up of the boiler apparatus.

original publication

The Penny Mechanic and Chemist. A Magazine of the Arts and Sciences.

Repository Details

Part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Libraries. Department of Distinctive Collections Repository

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