Pneumatics. Aerostation.


Display Status:

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


October 1, 1803

Inventory Number


Physical Description

  • Uncolored etching of diagrams of two types of balloons. The diagram on the left shows the inflation and ascension of a gas balloon. The diagram on the right shows the inflation apparatus and ascension of a hot air balloon. Each diagram is labeled with numbers and letters, but the corresponding key is not present.
  • 'Published as the Act directs, Octr. 1, 1803, by Longman & Rees, Paternoster Row. Engraved by William Lowry.'

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust


Print, Etching on Paper, Uncolored


  • Mat (H x W): 27.9 × 35.6cm (11 × 14 in.)
  • Unmatted (H x W): 20 × 26.4cm (7 7/8 × 10 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


ART-Prints, Original

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