Mail Bag

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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:

Air Mail Bag

Early air mail was placed in heavy canvas bags and carried inside a special compartment in front of the pilot on most mail planes

Collection Item Long Description:

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

Donated by The United States Postal Service

Materials

canvas, cord, iron alloy, grease

Dimensions

3-D (On Display): 56 × 23 × 61cm (22 1/16 × 9 1/16 × 24 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

Fabric mail bag marked "U.S. Mail, 1., Foreign."; size 56cm x 61cm.

Type

EQUIPMENT-Containers

Inventory Number

A19560049000

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