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    Graf Ferdinand von Zeppelin Autograph Letter Signed. ALS "G v Zeppelin", one page, 5.5" x 8.25", Friederichshafen, Jan. 8, 1908. Untranslated, but written the same year Zeppelin would successfully establish the first commercial air service for passengers. Gently toned with a tiny tear at right margin, otherwise near fine.

    Zeppelin completed his first dirigible in 1900. The airship balloon would first be used commercially, and later in World War I to launch air raids over France and England. Although the balloons were a relatively safe form of passenger transport, they were not as effective in war. They were highly vulnerable to antiaircraft fire and highly volatile and would be discontinued in 1917.

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