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Manufacturer:
E. S. Ritchie & Sons Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Metal, and glass
Dimensions:
3-D: 11.4 x 18.5cm, 3.7kg (4 1/2 x 7 5/16 in., 8 3/16lb.)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Physical Description:
From last plane flown by Wiley Post
Summary:
In 1935 Wiley Post scavenged this aperiodic compass from the older Winnie Mae for use on his new plane, a Lockheed Orion. Post lost his life when the airplane crashed. The compass was recovered during the investigation.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Wiley Post
Inventory Number:
A19370025000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9df2fbbbb-345b-4f0f-b131-2de9a3e36d05
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19370025000