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Tales of balloon flight. A hand-coloured engraving of James Glaisher and Henry Coxwell in the basket of a gas balloon during their ascent to c.10000 feet in 1862. Coxwell is pulling the rip cord, Glaisher is unconscious from the lack of oxygen. From the Cecil Victor Shadbolt collection of lantern slides dating from 1882-1892.
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