Mr. Hampton's Safety Parachute In which he made his first descent from the Montpelier Gardens Cheltenham Octr. 3rd 1838 and the second descent from the Baron de Berengers Cremarne House, Chelsea, Thursday June 13th 1839.


Display Status:

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

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Physical Description

Uncolored etching of Mr. Hampton's Safety Parachute in various stages of use. The image shows the parachute at takeoff, aloft with the balloon, descending, and at landing. The balloon is labeled 'Albion.' Drawn and engraved by. N. Whittock.

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust



Print, Etching on Paper, Uncolored


  • Mat: 35.6 × 27.9cm (14 × 11 in.)
  • Unmatted: 24.4 × 19.1cm (9 5/8 × 7 1/2 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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


ART-Prints, Original

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