Nouvelle Charrue sans brevet d'invention. Propre a labourer la terre sans Chevaux inventeé par Mr. Deghen Celebre Mécanicien Allemand Essayee au Champ de Mars 5 octobre 1812.


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, Engraving on Paper, Uncolored


  • Mat: 24.8 × 30.5cm (9 3/4 in. × 12 in.)
  • Unmatted: 20 × 25.7cm (7 7/8 × 10 1/8 in.)

Physical Description

Uncolored engraving of Jacob Deghen's (or Degan) unsuccessful flight in Paris on October 5, 1812. Deghen used an ornithpter dangling beneath a balloon to change his altitude. When he failed to fly on this occasion, the crowd overwhelmed him and destroyed his apparatus and balloon. Deghen is shown on the ground with men around him holding onto his ornithopter as the balloon is pulling him away. A crowd is gathered around and a flock of birds is overhead. Description under the scene in French.


ART-Prints, Original

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