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Original fabric sections from classic aircraft  

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Three original fabric sections from classic aircraft




[Early 20th Century]


Three individual sheets, each with an original square of fabric measuring approximately 5x5 cm (2x2"), mounted beneath a reproduction photograph of the respective aircraft, with descriptive text beneath. Each sheet approximately 51x38 cm (20x15¼"). 

These artifacts were originally sold by Smithsonian Institution in the late 1970's. Includes squares of fabric from:

  • WWI German aircraft Albatros D. Va No. 7161/17. Only two aircraft of this type survive today. 
  • Bleriot XI. The Blériot XI is a French aircraft, one of the most iconic (and copied) aircraft designs of the pioneer era of aviation. The first example was used by Louis Blériot to make the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier-than-air aircraft on 25 July 1909.
  • Curtiss NC - 4. The NC-4 was a Curtiss NC flying boat which was designed by Glenn Curtiss and his team, and manufactured by Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company. The hull was built by the world renowned Herreshoff Manufacturing Corporation in Bristol, Rhode Island. 

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