Propane cylinder, for hot-air balloon ‘Daffodil II’ cabin: 1974 world altitude record holder


Aluminium propane cylinder, one of five, by Worthington Industries, Columbus, Franklin county, Ohio, United States, 1974. From high altitude, pressurized hot-air balloon ‘Daffodil II’ cabin: with the overall design specification by Julian Nott, England; cabin shell structure designed by Roger Munk at Aerospace Developments, London, England, and Tony Offredi, England; and constructed by Maidboats Limited, Thames Ditton, Surrey, England, 1973. On 25th February 1974, Julian Nott and Felix Pole used ‘Daffodil II’, to break the world hot-air balloon altitude record. They reached a height of 13,961 metres near Lake Bhopal, central India.


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aluminium alloy, gunmetal, paper (fibre product) and polytetrafluoroethylene
overall (estimated): Height = 880 mm x Diameter = 300 mm, Weight = 16 kg
Nott, Julian

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