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Part of aircraft hose from the 'Southern Cross'

Made in United States of America, 1925-1928.
Part of an aircraft fuel line flexible hose made of brass. The hose is elongated and cylindrical in shape with a metal woven body and screw component at one end. There is a loose hexagonal nut which moves between the mouth, body and fixed nut at the other end. The exterior of the hose is a dark golden-brown in colour and features some green corrosion, while the interior of the hose features some white corrosion.
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