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Creator Stockdale, John, 1750-1814 Remove constraint Creator: Stockdale, John, 1750-1814

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    • 1785

    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…

    • 1785

    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…

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    The book, divided into two parts, details the history of aerostatics followed by its practice. The first part aims to record the most useful particulars of recent experiments in balloon flight. The second aims to convey…