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Title Douglas Aircraft Part Identification Card
Date ca. 1940
Collection Aviation Memorabilia Collection
Object Name Card, Punched
Catalog Number 2013.22.1
Description Douglas Aircraft Co. IBM punched card, or punch card, for tracking aircraft parts. This particular card is for a Douglas DC-3 fairing, Customer Code "NEB," Part Number 5116323-8N, keyword "FAIR A." Card is encased with a roundhead rivet in an acrylic plastic and aluminum metal holder.
Artist/Maker IBM
Artist 2/Maker 2 Douglas Aircraft Company
Depth (in) 0.25
Height (in) 4
Width (in) 8.125
Provenance Punched card and roundheard rivet were found inside one wing of Delta Douglas DC-3 Ship 41 by Delta Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) Art Arace, who did sheetmetal work during the restoration of DC-3 Ship 41 at the Delta Flight Museum from 1995-1999, and served as the Museum's Aircraft and Facility Manager from 2012-2017. Art Arace created the holder for the card and rivet.
Search Terms Douglas Aircraft Co., 1921-1967
Delta Air Lines
Douglas DC-3
Delta Flight Museum
Subjects Aircraft maintenance
Aircraft industry
Punched card systems
Credit line Gift of Art Arace
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