Wooden End Cap, Component, Enterprise, Studio Model, Star Trek

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

Collection Item Summary:

This wooden end cap finished one of the nacelles, or fictional propulsion units, when the 11-foot model of the Star Trek starship Enterprise was first built. Between December 1964 and the end of its filming in 1968, the model underwent several significant changes, including the addition of internal lighting, which required changing the forward ends of the nacelles. Richard C. Datin, Jr., who made those changes to the model, kept the end caps, which had been colored red by Enterprise designer, Walter Matthews "Matt" Jefferies.

Datin's family donated the end cap to the Museum in 2016.

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

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Gift of the Richard C. Datin, Jr. family and CBS Studios, Inc.

Materials

Wood, paint

Dimensions

Overall: 20 × 8.3cm (7 7/8 × 3 1/4 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Inventory Number

T20160059000