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 attached to a network covering the entire upper half of the balloon.
A. Privat Deschanel Elementary Treatise on Natural Philosophy Part I. Mechanics, Hydrostatics, and Pneumatics (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1884) 208