Metal chest with hinged lid, `Tabloid' medicine chest used by Walter Wellman for Transatlantic balloon flight, 1910, made by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., 1900-1910
This `Tabloid' medicine chest was used by Walter Wellman for his attempted Transatlantic balloon flight in 1910.
An explorer and aeronaut, Walter Wellman spoke passionately of his aerial endeavours: "My faith is strong that having demonstrated the practicability of air travel man will go on till he has developed flight in the state of perfection and usefulness not even indicated by the apparatus of today" [New York Times Sunday Magazine 1911]
- Materia Medica & Pharmacology
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overall (closed): 197 mm x 257 mm x 140 mm,
- medicine chest
- furnishing and equipment
- furnishing - artefact
- case furniture
- Loan, Wellcome Trust
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