Elgin type WA Aircraft clock cir.1931

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    This is a Elgin type WA aircraft clock cir.1931 issued to the US Navy.I was told one hell of a story when I bought this one who knows if it's true.He said it came off a F9C Biplane they were a Parasite aircraft used on Navy Airships or some call them Zeppelins like the USS Macon that was lunched in 1933 and crashed in 1935 a very short career.They carry four F9C biplanes they would use a trapeze set up to lunch and recover the aircraft.

    You can see the hook on the biplane you had to be a good pilot when the airship would lower that bar that the pilot had to catch just right to get pulled back up into the hanger deck on the airship.

    Here is a photo of the USS Macon that is at Moffett Field the Zeppelin hanger is still there.I took a advancement test when in the Navy in tha hanger there are class rooms along the sides.
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    Fascinating story, Mike, and beautiful clock, particularly that aged lume. Did you make that superb mounting for it?

    The two enormous airship hangars at RAF Cardington have also survived - one is being let cormercially now and the other houses the RAF Museum's reserve collection. I flew over them a couple of years ago in my friend's old Stampe biplane and you can see them from miles away...



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    Jon'
    You are right they are large hanger's I use to work in Fremont across the bay from Moffett field on a clear day you could not miss seeing them.

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