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Compass, Lieutenant H. P. Culver, 1st US Air Mail Flight

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This object is on display in the America by Air exhibition at the National Mall building.


Compass Used on the First Scheduled Air Mail Flight
On May 15, 1918, Lt. Howard P. Culver navigated between Philadelphia and Belmont Park, near New York City, using this liquid-filled compass installed in his Curtiss Jenny.
Gift of Mrs. A. Paul Culver

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: 3-D: 7 x 8cm, 0.5kg (2 3/4 x 3 1/8 in., 1 1/8lb.)

Materials: Metal, and glass

Physical Description:Brass; 3in. diameter; liquid filled type; used on 1st air mail flight.

Inventory number: A19680559000

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