Nylon Souvenir

Nylon Souvenir

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In the summer of 1943, a Royal Air Force crew flew a Douglas C-47 aircraft towing a glider filled with supplies from Montreal to London. This cardboard souvenir commemorates that 28-hour stunt. The inscription reads: “DUPONT / E. I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS & CO., INC. / SEAFORD NYLON PLANT / 210-68-1-S-300 / THIS STRAND OF NYLON WAS / A PART OF THE ROPE THAT TOWED / THE FIRST GLIDER ACROSS THE ATLANTIC / W. P. D. COMMITTEE.”
Ref: “Fully Loaded Gilder Hops Atlantic; Is Towed 3,500 Miles in 28 Hours,” New York Times (July 5, 1943), pp. 1 and 26.
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Object Name
Commemorative Card of Nylon Strands
Nylon Souvenir
overall: 133 mm x 83 mm; 5 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in
overall: 3 1/4 in x 5 3/8 in; 8.255 cm x 13.6525 cm
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Gift of Herman Schneider
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