Box, Patch


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Inventory Number


Physical Description

Small, oval enamel patch box. Lid is hinged and painted with a balloon with two figures in the gondola. 'Stat Sine Morte de Cus' is written on the banner that is hanging from the balloon. The base of the box is painted with a floral motif. The lid and base of the box are edged in steel. The interior of the lid is lined with a polished metal mirror. The bottom is unmarked.

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust


Box, Patch


Overall: 5.1 × 4.1 × 2.5cm (2 × 1 5/8 × 1 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum



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