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Title Western Air Express Sperry Horizon Gyrosope
Date ca. 1930-1935
Collection Aircraft Parts & Furnishings Collection
Object Name Gyroscope
Catalog Number 1987.7.3
Description Western Air Express aircraft cockpit gyroscope. Black cylinder cockpit gauge. Circular face has a blue background with yellow horizon bar and airplane diagram in foreground. Four holes on face for attachment to cockpit control panel. Metal manufacturer tag: "SPERRY GYROSCOPE., INC.,/ BROOKLYN, N.Y./ AIR SPUN HORIZON/ PART-67233 SER.146XXY/ THIS APPARATUS IS MANUFACTURED UNDER ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING PATENTS/ Numbered:1.324.128, 1:405.807, 1.236.993, 1.324.478, 1.518.892, 1.312.086, 1.324.482, 1.651.845/ OTHER PATENTS PENDING."
Artist/Maker Sperry Corporation
Diameter (in) 3.5
Dimension Details Diameter is of face plate
Search Terms Western Air Express
Western Airlines
Subjects Airplane equipment
Gyroscopes
Navigation
Airplane cockpits
Credit line Western Airlines