Balloon with Car and Parachute

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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


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