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Hardware/ household

Object Number: 
2002.1.2557
Date: 
1940-1960
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
9 x 3 1/2 x 3/8 in.
Description: 
This wood sample is printed in blue on one side "American Balsa Company, Inc./ 50 East 42nd Street New York, N.Y., U.S.A./ This is a sample of / Encysted Balsa Wood/ (Patented)/ Used in aeroplane construction/ for fuselages, pontoons, streamlining of struts, etc./ One third lighter than cork. The only heat insulation material having structural strength." A company symbol of a leaf with the logo "A.B.C. Inc." decorates the left front.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group