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Materials:
Overall - polyester wool
Buttons - plastic
Dimensions:
Clothing (On Mannequin): 80 × 61 × 20cm (31 1/2 × 24 × 7 7/8 in.)
3-D (Wings): 9 × 0.5 × 2cm (3 9/16 × 3/16 × 13/16 in.)
3-D (ALPA Badge): 2 × 1 × 1cm (13/16 × 3/8 × 3/8 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Uniforms: Civil
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Physical Description:
Tailor made, dark blue, single-breasted, polyester/wool blend uniform coat with four gold lace first officer rank stripes on lower sleeves and gold metal Northwest Airlines pilot wings on left breast.
Summary:
Captain’s Uniform
Northwest Airlines
Northwest Airlines pilots wear typical naval style uniforms first pioneered by Pan American in the 1930s. In recognition of Northwest’s roots as one of the earliest contract air mail carriers, pilots wear wings patterned after the original U.S. Air Mail badges.
Gift of Capt. Darrel F. Smith
Credit Line:
Gift of Darrel F. Smith.
Inventory Number:
A20060611000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9fd949d83-2449-4543-81ff-6b1c79a16af6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20060611000