Aëronautics. Mr. Sadler's Car.


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust


Print, Etching on Paper, Uncolored


  • Mat: 38.1 × 33cm (15 × 13 in.)
  • Unmatted: 27.1 × 21cm (10 11/16 × 8 1/4 in.)


July 1818

Physical Description

  • Uncolored etching with four diagrams of Mr. Sadler's car. The top, middle diagram shows Mr. Sadler in the gondola of the balloon. The other three diagrams appear to show steps in inflating the balloon. They are numbered 8,9, and 10, suggesting this is a page from a larger series or book. The diagrams also have letters next to various parts, suggesting there is a key associated with the print that is not present. Drawn by Joseph Clement and engraved by A.W. Warren.
  • 'Published as the Act directs, July 1818, by Rest Fenner Paternoster Row.'


ART-Prints, Original

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