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Aviation Memorabilia241 of 279"Modern Passenger Aeroplane" (1920 DH 18)Airline cutlery
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Posted 5 years ago


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I found this in an estate sale. I am pretty sure it is a hood ornament. It looks like brass with chrome plate. It also looks handmade due to the variation in thickness of the metal. I would not think this is a standard, but possibly a custom ornament. What do you think?

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  1. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 5 years ago
    I believe this to be a aftermarket hood ornament and it looks like a Consolidated Constellation. These were the premier passenger plane in the '50's although there were some used by the military. I think Eisenhower used one as Air Force One.
  2. lioness63, 5 years ago
    Thank you mrmajestic1, this is the first time anyone has had anything to tell me about this piece. This is VERY interesting and valuable to me. THANK YOU!!
  3. lioness63, 5 years ago
    Does anyone else have any information on this item?
  4. pearl, 5 years ago
    I have one and would like to know what car it came from!
  5. ebr898, 5 years ago
    It is a "Connie" but not a hood ornament. I have what is left of my Grandfather's . I played with it as a toy for years causing the propeller disks to brake, and I broke the tail on one side trying to straighten a bend. Oh, it was a deocoration on an ash tray. If I remember correctly, it said "T.W.A." on mine at one time. The attachment point on the bottom was a ball socket so it could be moved around. I don't remember much of the ash tray part but I have been playing with the airplane sence atleast 1973.. My wing is thinner than what yours appears to be. I found this link with one like it:

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