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Flying helmet worn by Charles Kingsford Smith and fuel pipes from the 'Southern Cross'

Made 1928
Flying cap worn by Kingsford Smith. Leather fitting cap with chin strap and ear covers. Lined with cream fabric and lower quarter lined with fur.

Section of exhaust manifold from the 'Southern Cross'. Painted black.

Fuel pipe, metal tube with interwoven brass strands on outside with screw attachments at both ends. Steel bracket is attached to tube at one end. Used for interconnecting fuelling system used on 'Southern Cross' for the 1928 flight across the Pacific Ocean.

Fuel pipe, metal tube with interwoven brass strands on outside with screw attachments at both ends. Used for interconnecting fuelling system used on 'Southern Cross' for the 1928 flight across the Pacific Ocean.
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