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Fourteen admission tickets and two newspaper cuttings relating to ballooning events; dated 1783-1796;  indicates handwritten notes :
C,2.11: Admission-ticket; on plinth surmounted by a balloon surrounded by smoke; 'Billet d'entree / pour l'experience de la / machine Aerostatique'; [Champ de Mars Aug 27 1783]
C,2.13: Admission-ticket to same event as C,2.14, printed in red ink; lettering around image of balloon; 'This Ticket / will Admit / one Person into / the Armory House...'; [went up May 13, 1785]
C,2.14: Admission-ticket to same event as C,2.13, printed in red ink; lettering around smaller image of balloon: 'Artillery Ground / This Ticket will entitle the Bearer to a seat / in the First Division near the Balloon, on the / Day of Mr Lunardis Ascension / Price 5 Shillings'
C,2.15: Admission-ticket; large image of ballloon at centre, carrying four men; 'Aerial Machine / Ticket'; 
C,2.16: Admission-ticket printed in red ink; balloon with two men in its basket; 'J Webb Sculp'; [Birmingham Balloon / Ticket / Harper Owner of the Balloon went up / alone / 1785]
C,2.18: Newspaper article from the 'World' (February 8, 1788);article written by Jean-Pierre Blanchard about his balloon attempt at Brunswick.
C,2.19: Newspaper article written by Jean Pierre Blanchard on his ballooning attempt from Starsburg.
C,2.20: Admission-ticket; spherical view of the night sky, surrounded by lettering; 'Aerostatick Globe'; [No 28 ... / Admitance 2 6 / Mich Biaggini]
C,2.21: Admission-ticket; 'A Guinea Ticket / which will admit one person / into Chelsea Hopsital Garden / entitled to have a Chair to sit down / near the Globe with which / Mr Lunatdi / Will assend up in the Atmosphere'
C,2.22: Admission-ticket printed in red ink; 'half guinea ticket, / to admit on person to the fifth aerial Voyage of Mr Blanchard's / air ballooon and flying boat, / in which he will ascend / With an American Gentleman / 1784'; [Blanchard / Mr Blanchard and Doctor Jeffries went from]
C,2.23: Admission ticket, with image of cylindrical hot-air balloon with pointed top; 'Edinburgh Fire Balloon / By T Tytler / Price 3 shillings'; [J Tytler]
C,2.24: Admission-ticket printed in red ink; lettering around image of balloon; 'Terry de et sculp / Half guinea ticket / which will Admit / one Person to a first / seated at the ascension / of the / British Balloon / from Mr Halls commodious Premises....'; [Zambeccari]
C,2.25: Admission ticket; as C,.2.24, printed in blue ink
C,2.26: Admission ticket; Small red stamp; [half crown Ticket M de Monet / Aug 11 / 1784 / The Balloon / was filled but would not go up]
C,2.27: Admission ticket; small red stamp; [1/2 Crown]
C,2.28: Admission ticket; 'Royal George Balloon / Subscription Ticket / Price 1 11 6 / Terry Sculp'; 
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Height: 394 millimetres (largest)
Height: 80 millimetres (smallest)
Width: 104 millimetres
Width: 59 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Kept in original folder, marked: 'Balloons'
C,2.23: Tytler was the first Briton to make a successful flight in a hot-air balloon, in Edinburgh on 27th August 1784; he had designed and built the balloon himself and made four attempts at flight, the last on 11th October 1784. He owned a printing press and perhaps printed this ticket.
- Not on display
- Prints and Drawings
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