Box, Patch


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Hangar Overlook at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Box, Patch

Inventory Number


Physical Description

An oval-shaped, battersea enamel patch box. A transfer print of a scene of a Rozièr balloon over water appears on the hinged lid. The scene probably represents the fatal attempt to fly the English Channel from east to west, 15 June 1785.

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust


Box, Patch


Overall: 7 × 1.9 × 3.5cm (2 3/4 × 3/4 × 1 3/8 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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



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