Re: Jews and Hot Air Balooning #general


Jonathan Myers
 

 
Following my last post, I would like to explore the Weinling family who were instrumental in advancing balloon design.prior to WW1. A number of web pages state that they were Orthodox Jews, but don't provide any evidence for that. I'd be grateful for any further information..
 
 
Thanks
Jonathan Myers

On Wed, 15 Sept 2021 at 13:47, Jonathan Myers <jmyers31@...> wrote:
 
Hi - I'm researching the history of Jews in the field of (aviation) ballooning, particularly the late 19th C and early 20th C. In collecting much information on the topic, I want to find out more about  Mr Herron’s East End Scientific Toy Shop. Prior to the first world war, they exhibited at Crystal Palace (possibly the Great Exhibition or another one more science focused). And it's because of that, that a toy balloon (made by the Weinling family) they were exhibiting was seen by the military. The military part I have collected information on but I'd like to know more about the toy shop - and Mr Herron - if anyone has information.
 
 
Thanks
Jonathan Myers
 
 

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