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  • Switlik Safety Chute Flyer - circa 1935

     Four-page, 8.5x11".  Covers materials, construction, government test results, back and seat pack use and price list on page 4.  Excellent.

    $25.00
    $25.00
    21-CAT-112
  • Henry Giffard's Souvenir Balloon Medal - 1878

     Giant Balloon Paris Exhibition Souvenir Medallion.  Obverse has a finely detailed illustration of the balloon over Paris.  Reverse has a souvenir text in French.  Each passenger who ascended in this giant balloon received one of these medals as a souvenir of their flight.  Size is 2" (50mm) diameter.  Very good; gilt slightly tarnished showing appropriate age. ON HOLD

    $180.00
    $180.00
    21-ZEPP-371
  • WWI Imperial German Air Service Flechette - slotted pattern

     Steel, 4.625" long, rust finish.  Flat with 3.0" long machined slot; slot may have accepted a fuse to ignite airship gas.  Dropped from canisters held outside cockpits to penetrate helmets, kill horses, etc. before the advent of synchronized machine guns firing through propellers.  Good. SOLD

    $0.00
    $0.00
    21-PRTS-24
  • WWI Imperial German Air Service Flechette - spiral flute pattern

      Steel, 4.625" long, rust finish.  Single spiral flute is 3.0" long.  Dropped from canisters held outside cockpits to penetrate helmets, kill horses, etc. before the advent of synchronized machine guns firing through propellers.  Good. SOLD

    $0.00
    $0.00
    21-PRTS-23
  • WWI Royal Flying Corp Flechette - Rolls Royce pattern

      Steel, 4.5" long, natural steel finish w/light rust.  Spiral flutes, no doubt designed to spin. Dropped from canisters held outside cockpits to penetrate helmets, kill horses, etc. before the advent of synchronized machine guns firing through propellers.  Good. A seldom-seen pattern. SOLD

    $0.00
    $0.00
    21-PRTS-22
  • WWI Royal Flying Corp Flechette - longer square style

      Steel, 6.0" long, blue-black finish, square profile with machined flutes.  Dropped from canisters held outside cockpits to penetrate helmets, kill horses, etc. before the advent of synchronized machine guns firing through propellers.  Very good. 

    $110.00
    $110.00
    21-PRTS-21
  • WWI Royal Flying Corp Flechette - cylindrical w/fins

      Steel, 5.0" long, blue-black finish.  Dropped from canisters held outside cockpits to penetrate helmets, kill horses, etc. before the advent of synchronized machine guns firing through propellers.  Very good.  SOLD

    $0.00
    $0.00
    21-PRTS-20
  • WWI Royal Flying Corp Flechette - flat style

     Steel, 5.25" long, blue-black finish.  Dropped from canisters held outside cockpits to penetrate helmets, kill horses, etc. before the advent of synchronized machine guns firing through propellers.  Very good. SOLD

    $0.00
    $0.00
    21-PRTS-19
  • Samuel F. Cody Receipt for Flying Cathedral Parts - 1913

     Small 7.5x6.5" printed receipt with handwritten annotations for small parts from Brown Brothers sold to Cody.  Samuel F. Cody was an American famous for his western melodramas performed in Europe but more so for piloting the first aircraft in England.  This receipt is dated just months before his death in the wreckage of his Flying Cathedral; his funeral drew 100,000 mourners.  I highly recommend reading one or more of the excellent biographies of Cody which describe the life of this genuine character.  I have two receipts available, one dated June 2nd and the other July 14.  They are nearly identical but for different purchases. Unless you specify, my choice and price is for each.                    

    $85.00
    $85.00
    21-MISC-42
  • Victory Medal Form for a WWI Balloon Pilot - 1921

     Form No. 740-c, dated 1920 entitled "Extract from Discharge Certificate of Enlisted Man to Secure Victory Medal".  Form is  date-stamped Jan 5, 1921 and signed by an army captain.  It has the typed record of one Raymond E. Gilroy who served on the Verdun Front, Argonne as a balloon pilot.  Form is a little tattered and split at one seam, typical of these flimsy forms.  SOLD

    $0.00
    $0.00
    21-MISC-41