'The Vauxhall balloon of Mr. Green' by William Ballingall

'The Vauxhall balloon of Mr. Green'

William Ballingall

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'The Vauxhall balloon of Mr. Green'

William Ballingall

View of the Royal Vauxhall, later renamed Royal Nassau flown by the pioneering balloonist Charles Green (1785-1870). The balloon was inflated using coal gas and launched from sites that included Vauxhall Gardens in London. Plate from Animal locomotion or walking, swimming and, and flying, with a dissertation on aeronautics, by James Bell Pettigrew (Henry S.King & Co., London, 1873). James Bell Pettigrew (1832-1908) comparative anatomist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1868.

Original: woodcut engraving. 1873

  • Image ref: RS-10224
  • The Royal Society

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