Connecticut

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Balloon ascension, Connecticut.

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Prof. Spencer’s Galloon “Eagle,” just previous to ascending in Winsted, CT, Aug. 13th, 1875, Friday pm. The Professor was up 50 minutes and landed on Blandford Heights near Russell, Mass., thirty miles distant.

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Prof. Spencer’s Galloon “Eagle,” just previous to ascending in Winsted, CT, Aug. 13th, 1875, Friday pm. The Professor was up 50 minutes and landed on Blandford Heights near Russell, Mass., thirty miles distant.

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Inside the balloon, Connecticut. This image is illustrated on p. 112 of A Certain Slant of Light: The First Hundred Years of New England Photography by William F. Robinson. The caption is: “Photography from a Balloon. Interior View of Balloon Looking toward the Neck. John G. Doughty (of Winsted, Conn.), 1885. Doughty is second from left. Moore is second from right. 600 yards of material were required in the manufacture of this machine upon which was put one and one-half barrels of special varnish. Height of balloon complete 80 feet, circumference 120 feet. Weight 650 pounds. When filled with hydrogen gas its lifting capacity is 2,640 pounds; when filled with coal or illuminating gas its lifting power is 1,320 pounds. when this picture was taken the balloon was filled with air. {Description, reverse of card mount in Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.”

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Balloon Ascension, Connecticut.

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Balloon Ascension, Connecticut.

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