Balloon fabrics made of Goldbeater's skins

Chollet, L (Technical Section of Aeronautics (S.T.Ae.))
naca-tm-172
December 1922


Goldbeater's skin, which is the prepared outside membrane of the large intestine of an ox, is examined as a balloon fabric and details of how goldbeater's skin is prepared for use are provided. The construction techniques employed by Germany, France, and England are all discussed.

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