1920s Los Angeles German Air Ship. Patriotic Glass German Glass Ornament For Sale
Los Angeles. German Air Ship. German Glass Christmas Tree Ornament.
Silvered inside, and painted in very Patriotic Colors.
GRAF ZEPPELIN is stamped in purple on the top side (often not done due to the fragility of the glass)
American Flag on both sides of air ship.
Spun Glass Tail.
An amazing ornament with much history
AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE IS PAINT LACQUER LOSS ON BOTTOM.
AGAIN, IT ARRIVED THIS WAY, AND THAT IS THE WAY IT HAS BEEN SINCE 1982 WHEN IT ARRIVED AT OUR HOME.
IT HAS NOT CHANGED AT ALL.
After the highly publicized October 1924 transatlantic delivery flight from the Zeppelin Company works in Friedrichshafen to the US Naval Air Station at Lakehurst, New Jersey, the Los Angeles airship was commissioned into the US Navy on 25 November 1924 at Anacostia, D.C. with LCDR Maurice R. Pierce in command. Its lifting gas was changed from hydrogen to helium, which reduced payload but improved safety.
The airship went on to log a total of 4,398 hours of flight, covering a distance of 172,400 nautical miles (319,300 km) traveling to places in both the Pacific and the Atlantic. It served as an observatory and experimental platform, as well as a training ship for other airships. The length was 656 feet (200 m), about 148 feet (45 m) shorter than the longest Zeppelins. It was noted that the airship had a "useful load ... forty-three tons", "thirty-three tons of fuel", "range of 5,400 nautical miles", "displaced 87.3 tons."
7.00" and in very good condition, other than lacquer loss on the bottom.
I also should point out that this was created in three sizes, and this is the largest.
Very spectacular on the tree, and a great historical ornament.
Glass ornament blown in Germany and hand painted there in the period between World War I and World War II—the Golden Age of Glass ornaments.
This was a cottage industry, a means for the Germans to make money during the winter when they could not work in the fields. The sons and fathers blew the ornaments. The girls and mom would silver the ornaments inside, and then individually paint the ornaments, and grandma would take to the train station in the spring when the others were back in the fields. Then they went to the sea coast, put on ships, and arrived in New York to be delivered across the country, and we used them to decorate our trees. The origin is Lauscha, Germany.
We are an older couple which are down-sizing, and put up one tree in our den and one in our dining room. These ornaments did not fit on the trees this year, and it seems senseless to keep them in boxes in the back closet. So hopefully new caretakers can be found for these German ornaments being listed tonight.There is nothing wrong These being listed today arein very good shape.They arevintage, notreproductions. I guarantee that. I start all my sales at .99 cents as it is an sale and I just never cared when I went to live sale and thesaleeer started very high, and then spent time backing down to get a offer.
I am more than happy to combine postage to save money.
THIS ORNAMENT WILL BE INSURED, THUS THE COST OF SENDING INCLUDES INSURANCE.
Just let me know you are multiple offerdingand I will invoice you when you are finished offerding and wish for me to send the items. Then, I will combine postage and send to you, and send final invoice. If any questions about this, please email me.
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