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|Description||A balloon used by the Franklin search expeditions for distributing messages. Red and white paper enclosed in silk net. Rescue vessels loosed hydrogen-filled balloons carrying bundles of messages stitched to lengths of fast and slow burning fuses. As the lines burned through, they released the messages, scattering them over a wide area. It has been restored in two separate parts.|
|Credit||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Greenwich Hospital Collection|
|Measurements||Overall: 1150 mm x 1220 mm x 690 mm|
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