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Airplane Machine Shop Company

Artist:
Payne, Leslie J. (American sculptor, 1907-1981)
Medium:
metal and wood
National Origin:
American
Type:
installations (art)
Date:
1940-1979
Description:
The Airplane Machine Shop Co. is a metal shed-type structure in which Leslie Payne would create his many aeronautical artworks or "imitations". The machine shop holds chains, wheels, scraps of metal and whirligigs that would be used to make biplanes and aircraft towers that were displayed on Payne's farm. The machine shop stood on the farm after Payne took ill and went to a nursing home, abandonned to the elements for nearly a decade before it was acquired and restored.
Cite As:
Leslie Payne Collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Leslie Payne, Jr.
Accession Number:
1992.0060.0002-.0177
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Lesile Payne Collection
Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum

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