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


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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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National Air and Space Museum

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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: 35.6 × 27.9cm (14 × 11 in.)
  • Unmatted: 24.1 × 16cm (9 1/2 × 6 5/16 in.)

Physical Description

Uncolored etching of Mr. Hampton's safety parachute in various stages of use, from the ascent of the balloon "Albion," to the descent of the parachute. Mr. Hampton made his first descent in the parachute on October 3, 1838 in Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, and his second on June 13, 1839 at the Baron de Berenger's Cremorne House in Chelsea. Drawn and engraved by N. Whittock.



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