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Creator Basire, James, 1730-1802 Remove constraint Creator: Basire, James, 1730-1802

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    Fig. 1: Practical experiment to show the principle behind a rarified (hot) air balloon. A paper cone is suspended from a balance, counterweighted with a small number of grains. A candle held beneath the paper cone will…

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    Fig. 1: The set up for filling a balloon with rarified air (i.e., hot air). A scaffold (ABCD) is pierced by the exhaust pipe (EF) of a stove at ground level. When the balloon is ready to be filled, the top of the…