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Hardware/ household

Hardware/ household
Title
Hardware/ household
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
Object Number 
2002.1.2557
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group