Trade sample

Object Number: 
Metal, cloth
3 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 5/8 in.
A sample of metal used to make bombers during World War II. A bright silver thick slab printed with a blue border and a black airplane and the words "Sample of 5/8 inch 75S-T6 Aluminum Alloy Wing Root Skin of the World's Fastest Bomber/ Skin tapers to 3/16 inch thickness at wing tip./ Boeing B-47 StratoJet". The B-47 StratoJet first appeared in 1944, but was most extensively utilized from 1947 to 1967, when production ended. The bottom is covered with felt.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group