Aerostat “Le Comte d’Artois”

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Aerostat "Le Comte d'Artois"
"Le Comte d'Artois", hydrogen aerostat built by Alban et Vallet.

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Cushing-Whitney Medical Library, the Internet Archive

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The aerostat le Comte d’Artois consisted of two propellers and a balloon filled with . It was built by Alban and Vallet, two chemists familiar with hydrogen production. They tested their creation in August 1785.

The caption reads in the original French: Le Comte d’Artois, aérostat à gaz hydrogène, construit par Alban and Vallet.

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