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Interesting Facts about the U.S.S. Akron.


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N.P. (?Pennsylvania) ?Veedol Corporation. N.D. [1931] 4 pp. Profusely illustrated. 10 1/2" x 13". Unbound. First Edition. A 4 pp. rotogravure pamphlet in sepia. It celebrates the maiden flightof the U.S.S. Akron, the largest airship in the world, even larger than the Graf Zeppelin, carrying 115 passengers on September 23, 1931. Replete with interesting facts about airships and the Akron in particular. Its airship dock was so large that over 7 football fields fit in and clouds formed inside and rain fell with sudden temperature changes. Being filled with helium gas, it was non-inflammable, unlike the Hindenberg, which exploded with great loss of life on landing in New Jersey in 1936, effectively ending the prospects of airships as passenger conveyors. The Akron had swivel propellors and eight 12 cylindar Maybach motors with a total horsepower of 4480, till then the greatest horsepower of any vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine. The 4th page consists of an advertisement for Veedol Motor Oil. a Pennsylania brand. The motors of the Akron and the Graf Zeppelin, it is pointed out, were lubricated with Veedol Motor Oil. Few small chips at edges. Few creases fromold folds. Mild browning. Else, Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 9629

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Title: Interesting Facts about the U.S.S. Akron.

Edition: 1st Edition

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