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The Bermuda Clipper
Sikorsky S-42B Flying Boat Over Manhattan c.1938

Scrimshaw on African elephant ivory on ebony mount
with ivory and abalone accents.
5"W x 3"H x 1.5"D

Private Collection



The Sikorsky S-42B, NC16736, originally the Pan American Clipper III. This aircraft was 69 feet long compared to the DC-3's 64 feet but could carry twice the passengers, twice as far, and at the same speed. This aircraft was used on the North Atlantic survey flights originally and then renamed The Bermuda Clipper and used on the Baltimore/New York to Bermuda runs.
 

 

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