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Balloon

AAA4347.1
Polar Equipment and Relics

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Collection Polar Equipment and Relics
Gallery locationNot on display

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Object ID AAA4347.1
Description Balloon used by Franklin search expeditions for distributing messages. Red and white paper enclosed in silk net. One half of the balloon is numbered AAA4347. The other half is numbered AAA4347.1.
Date made 1852-3

Artist/Maker Shepherd, George
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Greenwich Hospital Collection
Materials organic: silk; organic: paper
Measurements Overall: 1420 mm x 1070 mm x 620 mm
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