By Warren, Ambrose William, 1781?-1856, engraver. [Public domain],
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This another quote from Wells alternate historty novel The War in the Air.
"And that was only the beginning of a succession of strange phenomena in the heavens—cylinders, cones, pear-shaped monsters, even at last a thing of aluminium that glittered wonderfully."
The War in the Air, H. G. Wells