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B1216 Engine cylinder, J-5 Wright Whirlwind, steel, made by Wright Aeronautical Corporation, Paterson, New Jersey, United States of America, 1928, from 'Southern Cross' aircraft. Click to enlarge.

Engine cylinder from the 'Southern Cross' aircraft

Made
Aircraft engine cylinder from Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith's 3-engined Fokker Monoplane 'Southern Cross'. Painted black, the all steel construction is cast in one piece, consisting of a main vertical on top of which is a head with two smaller shafts, both horizontal. Whitworth studs are attaced to the head.

Summary

Object No.

B1216

Object Statement

Engine cylinder, J-5 Wright Whirlwind, steel, made by Wright Aeronautical Corporation, Paterson, New Jersey, United States of America, 1928, from 'Southern Cross' aircraft

Physical Description

Aircraft engine cylinder from Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith's 3-engined Fokker Monoplane 'Southern Cross'. Painted black, the all steel construction is cast in one piece, consisting of a main vertical on top of which is a head with two smaller shafts, both horizontal. Whitworth studs are attaced to the head.

Marks

'Number on head '11004'

Dimensions

Height

370 mm

Width

280 mm

History

Notes

Given to donor by late Mr Pethybridge who perished with Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith on the flight from England to Australia on night of 8 November 1935.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Mr & Mrs E A & V I Crome, 1954

Acquisition Date

16 March 1954

Cite this Object

Harvard

Engine cylinder from the 'Southern Cross' aircraft 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 28 July 2021, <https://ma.as/207178>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/207178 |title=Engine cylinder from the 'Southern Cross' aircraft |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=28 July 2021 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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