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2001/46/4 Fuel cap, from 'Southern Cloud' aircraft, bronze / brass, A V Roe and Co Ltd, Manchester, England, 1928. Click to enlarge.

Fuel cap, from ‘Southern Cloud’ aircraft, bronze / brass, A V Roe and Co Ltd, Manchester, England, 1928

Designed in England

The Australian National Airways Avro X aircraft, VH-UMF, "Southern Cloud" was lost with all on board in March 1931 on a regular airline flight from Sydney to Melbourne. The wreckage was not discovered until October 1958 and the fate of the aircraft, its crew and passengers ascertained. The loss of the "Southern Cloud" was regarded as one of Australia's most baffling air mysteries. It was the subject of a major official search for 8 days and an unofficial one for ten. The crash of the "Southern C...

Summary

Object No.

2001/46/4

Object Statement

Fuel cap, from 'Southern Cloud' aircraft, bronze / brass, A V Roe and Co Ltd, Manchester, England, 1928

Physical Description

Fuel cap, from 'Southern Cloud' aircraft, bronze / brass, A V Roe and Co Ltd, Manchester, England 1928

Fuel cap comprising three separate pieces which are permanently connected. Metal threaded fuel tank neck with attaching rivet plate. Brass sealing ring, loose inside neck and cap end.

Marks

Inscribed onto cap "Fuel / AGS / 78 Gall"

Dimensions

Depth

20 mm

Production

Designed

England

History

Notes

Used in Avro X aircraft VH-UMF, 'Southern Cloud', Fuel tank located int the wing centre section.
Originally fitted to Avro X airliner VH-UMF "Southern Cloud" which crashed near Cooma, 21.3.31. This item was removed from the crash site on 29/10/58 by the donor, Mr James Conroy, plumber with the Snowy Mountains Scheme.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Mr James Conroy, 2001

Acquisition Date

31 May 2001

Cite this Object

Harvard

Fuel cap, from 'Southern Cloud' aircraft, bronze / brass, A V Roe and Co Ltd, Manchester, England, 1928 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 6 April 2020, <https://ma.as/10112>

Wikipedia

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