Punch,  13 (1847), 199.

Air-Cannon Extraordinary



News-Commentary, Drollery


Aeronautics, Military Technology, Invention, War, Charlatanry

    Discusses a report in the Eco del Comercio announcing M de Montmayor's invention of a balloon, which can carry 'two pieces of cannon' to be discharged 'on the enemies of Spain'. Dismisses the claim, believing cannons in the air 'can only be mounted on castles in the same situation'.

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