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The Patent For Zeppelin Hydrogen-Based Rigid Airships Was Filed This Day 122-Years Ago; August 31, 1895 In Germany.

by Anura Guruge





The patent was filed by  hence the name.

The ‘Hindenburg‘, that famously crashed in New Jersey, in 1937 (YouTube above), was a later model Zeppelin.

The Zeppelins were essentially done by the 1940s. Shame. I would like to have seen. They, given their ginormous size, must have been a sight to behold up in the sky — floating by, not making too much noise.


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by Anura Guruge