exlreme simplicity and cheapness of ihe lialloon will keep it popular for many days to come.
How Balloons Are Made It is a cpmparatively simple matter to make a balloon. All one needs is a large quantity of thin cottoncloth, some linseed oil, a light, wide-mesh "fish-net- ting," a small amount of medium -gage rope and a big willow basket. The valve on top of the gas-
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If it were not for its prohibitive size and the cost of the material a balloon could easily be made by a handy amateur. Where there is natural gas
light enough for ntlating, as in Kansas, a bal- loon ascension can be carried out in a short time. The
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