First public demonstration of a Montgolfier balloon, 4th June, 1783.

Model of Montgolfier balloon.
Model of a Montgolfier Balloon, 1783. The two brothers Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier gave their first public demonstration of a model hot air balloon in Annonay, France. About 36 feet in diameter, and made of linen and paper, it rose to a height of 6,000 feet and floated for ten minutes, travelling a distance of over one mile. That year, the Montgolfiers built a balloon that carried the first living passengers aloft, and in November a balloon that carried the first human passengers.
 
Currently on display in:
Flight
Year made :
1783
Inventory number :
1914-225