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Jules Dupuis-Delcourt



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Jules Dupuis-Delcourt

Jules Francois Dupuis-Delcourt (1802-1864), French professional balloonist, designer, inventor, and editor of a Paris journal, made his first balloon ascent in 1824. As an experimenter he devised an aerial lightning conductor, named "l'electro substracteur", based on a metallic balloon tethered to the ground by a metal cable to earth the electrical charge collected. The balloon was designed to be a copper cylinder with pointed ends, but he was unable fund its construction. He joined another inventor, Edmond Marey-Monge, who was attempting to construct a large, spherical copper balloon and in 1844 they attempted to launch it, but were unsuccessful

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Aeronaut Aerostat Balloonist Copper Inventor Lightning Lightning Conductor


20"x16" (51x41cm) Canvas Print

Elevate your home decor with Media Storehouse's Canvas Prints featuring the captivating image of Jules Dupuis-Delcourt, the pioneering French balloonist. This breathtaking photograph from Science Photo Library showcases Dupuis-Delcourt in action, capturing the thrill and adventure of his groundbreaking ascents in 1824. Our high-quality canvas prints are meticulously crafted to bring out the rich colors and intricate details of this historic image. Add a touch of history and inspiration to your space with this stunning and thought-provoking artwork.

Delivered stretched and ready to hang our premium quality canvas prints are made from a polyester/cotton blend canvas and stretched over a 1.25" (32mm) kiln dried knot free wood stretcher bar. Packaged in a plastic bag and secured to a cardboard insert for safe transit.

Canvas Prints add colour, depth and texture to any space. Professionally Stretched Canvas over a hidden Wooden Box Frame and Ready to Hang

Estimated Product Size is 40.6cm x 50.8cm (16" x 20")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print showcases Jules Dupuis-Delcourt, a remarkable figure in the world of aeronautics and invention. Born in 1802, this French professional balloonist was not only an accomplished designer but also an editor of a prominent Paris journal during his time. In 1824, Dupuis-Delcourt embarked on his first daring balloon ascent, marking the beginning of his illustrious career. However, it was his innovative spirit that truly set him apart from others. As an experimenter, he conceived a groundbreaking creation called "l'electro substracteur" an aerial lightning conductor designed to harness electrical charges collected during flights. The concept behind this ingenious device involved tethering a metallic balloon to the ground using a sturdy metal cable. The balloon itself would be constructed as a copper cylinder with pointed ends to effectively channel any potential lightning strikes away from the fragile aircraft. Unfortunately, due to financial constraints at the time, Dupuis-Delcourt could not bring his visionary creation to life. Nevertheless, he joined forces with another inventive mind named Edmond Marey-Monge in 1844. Together they attempted to launch a large spherical copper balloon but faced unforeseen challenges that prevented their success. Jules Dupuis-Delcourt's contributions as both an inventor and writer on all things related to aviation and materials technology remain significant even today. This mesmerizing print serves as homage to his pioneering spirit and relentless pursuit of innovation in the field of aerostatics.

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