Dispenser, Chewing Gum


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Chewing Gum Dispenser, 1938

To ease pressure on passengers' ears during climb and descent, stewards on Eastern Air Lines flights in the late 1930s offered chewing gum from elegant polished steel dispensers.

Gift of John Brisendine

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Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Credit Line

Gift of Raymond Oliver.


Brass and Chrome.


3-D (Closed): 13 × 8.3 × 3.4cm (5 1/8 × 3 1/4 × 1 5/16 in.)

Physical Description

A chewing gum dispenser. Chrome plated brass box with Centaur symbol over the word "Chase" and USA.


PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

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