Wood-engraving. 1879. 270mm by 400mm (sheet). 'Balloon Making - Mr Coxwell's Manufactory at Seaford'
Henry Coxwell (1819-1900) was an English aeronaut. In 1848 he became a professional aeronaut, making numerous public ascents in the chief continental cities. Returning to London, he gave exhibitions from the Cremorne Gardens and subsequently from the Surrey Gardens. By 1861 he had made over 400 ascents. In 1862 in company with Dr James Glaisher, he attained the greatest height on record, about 11,887 m (39,000 ft).Coxwell had a balloon factory in Richmond Road Seaford SussexWood-engraving from the Illustrated London News of 1879. Unrelated text on the reverse." Item #343