Blanchard's Balloon

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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.


The Encyclopedia Britannica, New Warner Edition (New York, NY: The Werner Company, 1893)


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