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Title Inland Air Lines Cabin Altimeter
Date ca. 1936-1943
Collection Aircraft Parts & Furnishings Collection
Object Name Altimeter
Catalog Number 1987.119.1
Description Pioneer Instrument Company Altimeter, Model 360-32. Altimeter face is numbered 0-9. In middle circle is "Altitude-Thousand Feet/ Pioneer Instrument Company/ Brooklyn, New York." A lower circle shows additional numbers. Eight holes around rim. Back side is black. Needle is partially black and white. On the back is number 1-10151 and an engraved name: "Carl Rimmer"
Artist/Maker Pioneer Instrument Company
Diameter (in) 7.875
Depth (in) 1.5
Provenance This altimeter is from a Wyoming Air Service or Inland Air Lines aircraft in the 1930s. Altimeters hung in early passenger cabins so passengers could see how many feet off the ground they were during flight.
Search Terms Inland Air Lines
Wyoming Air Service
Subjects Airplane equipment
Passengers
Credit line Western Airlines