Title [Trade Catalogue] French-American Balloon Co. Established in St. Louis in 1903. Club and Private Balloons in Stock and to Order. Dirigibles, Aerenplanes, Captive Balloons, Light Motors, Gas Plants and Instruments. H.E. Honeywell, Director and Pilot. [Together with] cover letter and mailing envelope.
Book Condition Near Fine
Publisher St. Louis, Missouri 1912
Seller ID 005883
Oblong, 9.5 by 21 cm. Unpaginated, 12 pages. With b/w photos, including two page long narrow photo of parked balloons at the American Championship Race of 1909. The company touts not just its winning record in races, but also its cost effectiveness -- when it hasn't won, it points out how close it came at a fraction of the cost. List of records on third page. Photos of winning balloons, a bridal party -- it is advertising its balloons for this purpose -- and its whale-like dirigibles. With price list, and brief descriptions of such things as their method of construction, their pilot instruction, et. al. Scarce, with no copies located on OCLC. Light soiling to the cover letter, and age toning to envelope. Brochure itself in near fine condition.