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Manufactured in the UK
All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.
We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.
A half section of a balloon used by the Franklin search expeditions for distributing messages. 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 is made of red and white paper enclosed in silk net.Object number: AAA4347
Overall dimensions: 1150 mm x 1220 mm x 690 mm
- Image reference: L7957-001
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Greenwich Hospital Collection