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Title Western Air Express Douglas M-2 Pedal Plane
Date ca. 1970s
Collection Western Airlines Promotional Objects
Object Name Car, Pedal
Catalog Number 1987.13.3
Description Pedal car built and painted to resemble an open-cockpit Western Air Express Douglas M-2 airplane, the first type of plane flown by Western in 1926. Has a seat and an open metal undercarriage with pedals, wheels and tires. Scale measures 1:1.5 long and 1:2.5 wide.
Height (in) 60
Length (in) 228
Width (in) 192
Provenance This pedal car is believed to have been built and used by Western Airlines for parades. Since 2014, in use as a photo opportunity and simple visitor interactive at the Delta Flight Museum.
Search Terms Western Airlines
Western Air Express
Douglas M-2
Indian Head
Subjects Model airplanes
Airplanes
Aircraft
Air mail service
Parades & processions
Credit line Western Airlines