Lot 533: [Ballooning]

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Lot 533: [Ballooning]: An Interesting A.L.S., W N Hutchinson General, Two Pages, 8Vo, Eastbourne, 13Th November 1889, To The Secretary, Ballooning Department, Exposition In Paris. Hutchinson Introduces Himself As A 'Perfect Stranger' Although Continues 'I Have Taken Great Interest In Navigable Ballooning & Patented A Plan By Which The Skin Of The Largest Navigables Could Be Kept Smooth However Much The Gas Might Shrink Or Expand' And Further Requests 'That You Would Kindly Tell Me What Pamphlet Or Article Has Been Printed - And Where Purchasable - Explaining The Construction Of "La France" And Describing Any Project For Building Navigables Of Great Size'. Accompanied By The Original Envelope Hand Addressed By Hutchinson And Re-Directed In Another Hand To [Gaston] Tissandier. Also Included Is Hutchinson'S Personal Printed Visiting Card. Vg William Nelson Hutchinson (1803-1895) British Army Officer And Inventor, A Colonel In The Duke Of Wellington'S West Riding Regiment 1863-95. Hutchinson Patented Several Inventions Relating To The Steering Of Balloons. Gaston Tissandier (1843-1899) French Aviator And Chemist.] International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction September 2015 Saturday, 26th September 2015 Estimate: £100-150
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