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Balloon Model - Montgolfier Object Reg. No: ST 026131

This model of the 1783 model Montgolfier balloon was commissioned by the Museum from the maker Mr R.D Ramsay in 1966.
Wooden hot air balloon model painted blue with yellow decorations of portraits inside ovals, eagles, lions' heads and signs of the zodiac, with wicker basket underneath with red ribbon attached. There are two figures inside the basket. It sits on a raised square platform with stairs on one side and four figures standing on it.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 385 mm (Height), 280 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Dimensions of Balloon only. Base: W: 410; D: 310; H: 130mm

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Tagged with: balloons, model balloons, scale models, ballooning
Themes this item is part of: Montgolfier Balloon, Engineering Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Balloons
Tertiary Classification: model balloons
Modelmaker: Mr R. Ramsay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1966

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