Thaddeus Lowe's Balloon @ Lincoln Days June 1 & 2, 2019


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Arioch

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Once the gas starts flowing, about how long does it take to fill the balloon?

I think Prof. Lowe used hydrogen (?)....are you using hydrogen or just air for demonstration purposes?
 
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Once the gas starts flowing, about how long does it take to fill the balloon?

I think Prof. Lowe used hydrogen (?)....are you using hydrogen or just air for demonstration purposes?
During the Civil War it took about 4 hours to inflate a balloon with two portable hydrogen generators and the balloon could stay inflated a week and a half to two weeks at a time depending on weather and how much it was used.

While I can make a public demonstration using hydrogen in Europe 8 days a week I can’t say the word here in the U.S. without lawyers saying “Oh, Hell NO!” That said I use forced air to keep it inflated for show and tell only.

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Here are some pretty cool pictures that include Lowe's Balloon from Saturday's Battle taken and shared by William l Syrcle. Click on the picture to see more . . . .

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