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d'Albon Ballon de Franconville

Comte-balloon
 
This balloon was most often called the Ballon de Franconville, and was credited to the Comte d'Albon. It was 24 feet high and 16 feet in diameter and had an annular sail that followed the profile of the balloon and was used for steering. This arrangement was used on the balloon when it took off on 16 January 1784 from the gardens of Madame Countesse d'Albon. It was found the 21st of the same month at Montmorency.
 
 
 
 


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