Green Royal Vauxhall / Nassau
The envelope of the Royal Vauxhall balloon was formed of 2,000 yards of crimson and white silk, imported in the raw state from Italy expressly for this purpose.
First flight: August 1836
Best journey: London-Weilburg (Germany) on 7-8 November 1836, approx 600 miles (966 km), with six passengers in 17 hours.
Lifting agent: 70,000 cu.ft (1,982.2 cu.m) of coal gas.
Circumference: 157 ft (47.85 m).
Overall height (incl car): 80 ft (24.38 m).
Accommodation / Payload: 2 persons (28 if filled with pure hydrogen).