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May 20, 2011

Model of the ‘Spirit of St. Louis’

Filed under: Item of the Day — Adam Harris @ 10:27 am

Model of the 'Spirit of St. Louis'

Steel model airplane with wood landing gear with some traces of original grey paint remaining on fuselage and wings. Incised on the side is “Spirit of St. Louis.” Circa 1927.

The Spirit of St. Louis was the plane flown by Charles Lindbergh on the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris on this day, May 20th, in 1927. The real Spirit of St. Louis was a monoplane, rather than a biplane.

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