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Robert brothers helping JAC Charles (1746-1823) to inflate balloon with hydrogen produced by covering barrel of iron filings with sulphuric acid. On 1 December 1783 Charles and one of brothers made first ascent in hydrogen balloon. After a contemporary engraving.

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Robert brothers helping JAC Charles (1746-1823) to inflate balloon with hydrogen produced by covering barrel of iron filings with sulphuric acid. On 1 December 1783 Charles and one of brothers made first ascent in hydrogen balloon. After a contemporary engraving.