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Coin Bank, Airplane Model, Lindbergh, King Collection

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This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.


On May 20-21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh literally flew into history when he crossed the Atlantic Ocean in his Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, thus becoming the first pilot to fly solo and nonstop from New York to Paris. This flight made Lindbergh a household name and catapulted him into fame and celebrity. The objects of popular culture in the National Collection display everything from ashtrays to wristwatches reflect the public adulation for Lindbergh and the powerful commercial response to his celebrity. More than 75 years after the Spirit's historic flight, Lindbergh's name still has the power help sell manufactured goods.

Gift of the Stanley King Family.

Dimensions: Model: 5.7 x 19.7 x 13.2cm (2 1/4 x 7 3/4 x 5 3/16 in.)

Materials: Metal, ferrous in nature

Physical Description:A metal coin bank with a wide body. In the center of the wing is a thin slot used for inserting coins. Above the slot is a small metal label that reads "The National Bank of Boyertown" The wheels and the propeller are free spinning. The side of the body has "Spirit of Thrift" etched into the metal.

Inventory number: A20040292088

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