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Pen Used by President Calvin Coolidge to Sign the Contract Air Mail Act.

The act authorized the postmaster general to contract domestic airmail services with commercial air carriers. It also created a set air mail rate and a level of cash subsidies to be paid to the companies carrying the mail. This act helped to create the commercial aviation industry.

Display Status This object is on display in the America by Air at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC America by Air
Object Details
Country of Origin United States of America Type MEMORABILIA-Events Physical Description Kelly Air Mail Act nib pen; wood handle with steel nib; the pen is displayed inside a wood presentation case with enscribed brass plaque. Dimensions 3-D: 26.7 x 8.3 x 2.5cm (10 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 1 in.)
Materials Case - Wood
Nib - Steel
Pen Handle - Wood
Inventory Number A19950812000 Credit Line Found in Collection. Donor Unknown at this Time. Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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