A hot air balloon used for transportation.

Balloon

A hot air balloon used for transportation.

The car in which the aeronauts sit is usually made of wicker-work of whalebone. It is sustained by cords attached to a network covering the entire upper half of the balloon.

Balloon with Car and Parachute

The car in which the aeronauts sit is usually made of wicker-work of whalebone. It is sustained by cords…

A hot-air balloon invented by Charles Green, used to travel from London to Weilburg, Germany.

Vauxhall Balloon

A hot-air balloon invented by Charles Green, used to travel from London to Weilburg, Germany.

A, The Balloon made of taffeta, 25 feet in diameter covered with a net; B, the car suspended by longitudinal cords from the hoop C; D, the wings moved by rack-work E; F, a parachute or umbrella to break the force of descent if the balloon should burst; G, A tube communicating with the inside of the balloon.

Blanchard's Balloon

A, The Balloon made of taffeta, 25 feet in diameter covered with a net; B, the car suspended by longitudinal…

"A large balloon successfully equipped with a powerful oil engine, a propellor, and a rudder."

Dirigible Balloon

"A large balloon successfully equipped with a powerful oil engine, a propellor, and a rudder."

An experiment using a balloon and air-pump to demonstrate the expansibility of gases.

Expansibility of Gases

An experiment using a balloon and air-pump to demonstrate the expansibility of gases.

Also known as Platycodon gradiflorus and Chinese Bellflower. This flower bears large blue flowers.

Balloon Flower

Also known as Platycodon gradiflorus and Chinese Bellflower. This flower bears large blue flowers.

A group of people pointing at a hot air balloon in the distance.

Hot air balloon

A group of people pointing at a hot air balloon in the distance.

A hot air balloon on the ground surrounded by men.

Hot Air Balloon

A hot air balloon on the ground surrounded by men.

A hot air balloon encased with a net, mid flight.

Hot Air Balloon

A hot air balloon encased with a net, mid flight.

Vincenzo Lunardi was the pilot of the first balloon flight in England in 1783.

Lunardi's Balloon

Vincenzo Lunardi was the pilot of the first balloon flight in England in 1783.

A man entering a gate with a balloon, with a boy running towards him.

Man and boy

A man entering a gate with a balloon, with a boy running towards him.

An illustration of a man holding a bunch of balloons and handing a young girl a single balloon.

Man Handing Young Girl Balloon

An illustration of a man holding a bunch of balloons and handing a young girl a single balloon.

The Montgolfier Balloon.

Montgolfier

The Montgolfier Balloon.

The first hot air balloon. It was invented by the Montgolfier brothers, Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Etienne.

Montgolfier's Balloon

The first hot air balloon. It was invented by the Montgolfier brothers, Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Etienne.

"A body whose average density is so much less than that of air that the body will rise, lifting not only itself, but a considerable load."

Spherical Balloon

"A body whose average density is so much less than that of air that the body will rise, lifting not…