Clock, Lindbergh, King Collection

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Physical Description
A gold framed clock with an image of Lindbergh wearing a flight jacket and the Spirit of St. Louis flying over water behind him. The numbers 1 through 12 along with the image have a red tint. The hour and minute hands of the clock are gold and have a decorative curved shape. The second hand has a small bent arrow at one end. The back of the clock has four knobs; two have rings attached to them.
Summary
On May 20-21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh literally flew into history when he crossed the Atlantic Ocean in his Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, thus becoming the first pilot to fly solo and nonstop from New York to Paris. This flight made Lindbergh a household name and catapulted him into fame and celebrity. The objects of popular culture in the National Collection display everything from ashtrays to wristwatches reflect the public adulation for Lindbergh and the powerful commercial response to his celebrity. More than 75 years after the Spirit's historic flight, Lindbergh's name still has the power help sell manufactured goods.
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Inventory Number
A20040292024
Credit Line
Gift of the Stanley King Family.
Manufacturer
Kenzle Clock Factories
Materials
Metal and glass
Dimensions
3-D: 12.7 x 5.1 x 13cm (5 x 2 x 5 1/8 in.)
National Air and Space Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture