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Title Air Traveler's Packet
Date ca. 1926
Collection Western Airlines Onboard Items
Object Name Kit, Toilet
Catalog Number 1987.115.1
Description Amenity kit consisting of a packet of cotton balls and piece of Wrigley's P.K. Chewing Gum and a small glassine envelope. Envelope is printed in green: "Air Traveler's Packet / Containing Bauer & Black Absorbent Cotton for plugging ears and Wrigley's Chewing Gum for your comfort"
Artist/Maker Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
Artist 2/Maker 2 Bauer & Black
Height (in) 2.5
Width (in) 4.188
Dimension Details Chewing Gum Dimensions - 1" W x 1" H
Absorbant Cotton Dimensions - 2.125" W x 1.75" H
Provenance This was the first amenity kit that Western Airlines (then Western Air Express) offered to its passengers. The "Air Traveler’s Packet” had cotton balls for ears to muffle the noise from piston engines and chewing gum to help ears adjust to flying in the unpressurized planes.
Search Terms Western Air Express
Western Airlines
Subjects Amenities
Passengers
Credit line Western Airlines
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