Swim Fin Key Ring used to advertise Churchill Swim Fins

Swim Fin Key Ring used to advertise Churchill Swim Fins

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Description (Brief)
Small green rubber swim fin on a metal keychain. Owen Churchill was the first to design and patent the swim fin and his were the only manufactured fins from 1940 to 1947. According to Churchill, they were used by the United States underwater demolition teams of the U.S. Navy and the British Admiralty during World War II.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
key ring
associated person
Churchill, Owen
Physical Description
rubber (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in x 1 in; 8.89 cm x 3.81 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
1983.0200.05
accession number
1983.0200
catalog number
1983.0200.05
Credit Line
Owen T. Churchill
subject
Swimming
recreational
Sports
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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