XVIII century engraving, Blanchard balloon flight over Nuremberg - Vintage Nostalgia
XVIII century engraving, Blanchard balloon flight over Nuremberg

Year 1788, Jean-Pierre Blanchard pioneer in balloon flights at his 28th flight over Nuremberg

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Chemical composition of water - Vintage Nostalgia
Chemical composition of water

Why make it simple when complicated is funnier? This contraption was meant to prove the exact chemical composition of water. In the two bottles on the left hydrogen was produced by oxidizing the zinc bits on the bottom of bottle … Continued

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Aerostat - Vintage Nostalgia
Aerostat

Illustration of an aerostat. The one in the illustration was probably filled with some lifting gas (coal gas or, less likely, hydrogen) rather than with hot air, as no burner is depicted and the balloon mouth looks anyway too high … Continued

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