Schreiber-Bogen Card modeling Montgolfiere

Item number 641

Item ID 641

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Schreiber-Bogen Card modeling Montgolfiere


In the small French place Annonay, south of Lyon, the family Montgolfier had a paper mill. The brothers Etienne and Joseph de Montgolfier experimented a lot with paper and discovered that air-filled paper bags ascend when doing the air is heated. This discovery led them to the fact that certain components of the smoke could lift the paper bags. Only later was recognized that air gets a lower density by heating and is thus easier.

Their discovery brought the idea to build a large balloon made of paper and canvas. After many more experiments, the brothers Montgolfier their invention could present to the public on June 4, 1783 for the first time. then the balloon had a volume of about 600 cubic meters and reached an altitude of about 1000 m. On September 19, a further development of the balloon was the King Louis XVI. demonstrated. In a wicker basket, which was mounted at the bottom of the balloon, the first passengers of the aircraft housed: a sheep, a cock and a duck.

The Montgolfier brothers developed their balloon and on, until a decaled with paper and richly decorated balloon on canvas was created, the 16 m diameter and a weight of 1600 pounds had and reached a volume of 3,000 cubic meters. Under the balloon is a gallery of fabric-covered willow branches and a fireplace that during the flight was kept in operation from the gallery were. This balloon was then also named after its inventors Montgolfiere, succeeded on 15 October 1783, the first manned flight with Jean-François de Rozier Pilâtre in a roped balloon. On November 21 Pilâtre de Rozier started again, this time without; bondage; and with a passenger, the Marquis François d'Arlandes. They flew a distance of 10 km, about 25 minutes. to the old dream of human flight, began to meet with the invention of the balloon.

Length: 24 cm

Width: 24 cm

Height: 33 cm

Difficulty: 1

Arches: 3.5