The Aerostat,--Worked by Manual Power--Invented by W. Miller, M.R.C.S.


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, Lithograph on Paper, Colored


  • Mat: 40.6 × 50.8cm (16 × 20 in.)
  • Unmatted: 34.6 × 42.2cm (13 5/8 × 16 5/8 in.)


April 22, 1843

Physical Description

  • Colored lithograph of the "Aerostat" flying machine aloft over a field with a river and city in the background. A diagram of the machine is below the scene with a scale and captions. Text to the right of the diagram has a more detailed description of the machine and how it is operated. The reverse is lined for stabilization, making the reverse of the print inaccessible. After an original drawing by J. Absolon.
  • 'London. Published for the Proprietor by Ackermann & Co. 96, Strand; T. McLean, 26, Haymarket; J. Cross, 18, Holborn; and R. Lambe, 96, Gracechurch Street; 22nd April 1843. J. Absolon delt. C.F. Cheffins Lithogr.'


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