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Title C&S Chewing Gum Dispenser
Date ca. 1940
Collection Chicago and Southern Air Lines Onboard Items
Object Name Dispenser, Food Service
Catalog Number 1995.28.1
Description Rectangular stainless steel and peach plastic box with hinged lid.
Depth (in) 3
Height (in) 1.25
Width (in) 5
Provenance Used by early Chicago and Southern Air Lines (C&S) flight attendants, called "stewardesses" at the time, to distribute chewing gum to passengers on Douglas DC-3 aircraft. Chewing gum relieved ear pressure and queasy stomachs caused by flying in unpressurized aircraft.
Search Terms Chicago and Southern Air Lines (C&S)
Douglas DC-3
Subjects Chewing gum
Flight attendants
First aid
Credit line Gift of Mel George in memory of Virginia George to Delta Air Lines