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A personalised balloon for uplifting words

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Coronavirus disruption: The purchase option for this tile has been suspended for now. If you would like to have a personalised tile please email us so I can notify you when we have production fully up and running again.

Over 220 years ago the first balloon flight took off on the 19 September 1783 from Versailles watched by King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette along with a large crowd of onlookers. The Montgolfier brothers who invented the balloon recruited a cockerel, a duck and a sheep for the inaugural flight which lasted about 8 minutes. They made a safe landing and were unharmed by their ordeal. The physicist Pilatre de Rozier and an infantry officer, Marquis d'Arlandes became the first humans to take to the skies on 21 November 1783. Their flight took them about 5 miles across Paris and it lasted about 25 minutes. Our design is inspired by these intrepid farm animals.

We have adapted the Life's Great adventure design to accommodate 11 or possibly 12 characters on the top bar and 11 characters on the lower bar.

Fixing Points: one hole at the top of the tile
Dimensions: 9.4cm x 11.3cm

Characters Available for Personalised Tiles

This tile supports up to 22 characters comprising of the following:

Letters: A to Z in capital letters     Numbers: 0 to 9

Additional Characters: ’ & - ! • (enter • using *)

Lower Case Letters: d, h, n, r, s, t, to make abbreviations such as 'st' 'nd' 'rd' and 'th'

Personalised Tiles Firing Schedule

Specially made tiles are added to firings as scheduled below. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for us to make your tile.

Notice regarding personalised tiles: With the coronavirus outbreak almost all of the heritage shops and galleries we supply closed until further notice. As of July, some are starting to reopen but we don't know whether this will result in enough orders to get production going again. For now the kiln is switched off. However, with a raft of new designs on the way we will do some production to get these completed and available to purchase in the next month or two. If you are interested in a personalised tile please email us with your details and I'll keep you posted about upcoming firings.

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Contact Us

Black Dog
Unit 4, Meadows Lane
Bath, Somerset
BA1 6FB

01225 445086

info@blackdogtiles.com