Vintage Aviation Part Junction Box Gage-Fuel-Capacitor Type For Sale
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Vintage Aviation Part Junction Box Gage-Fuel-Capacitor Type:
You are offerding onVintage Aviation PartJunction BoxGage-Fuel-Capacitor TypeSize: 3.5" x 2" x 5 3/4"For parts or repair
This is from the estate ofDr. Ralph Waldo Emerson Cox (1915-2012)of Rio Grande, NJIn 1949 he founded US Overseas Airlines (USOA) specializing in transporting military personnel around the world.They were based at the then vacant former Naval Air Station at Cape May County Airport and occupied the big hangar,which in 1997 became the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum.
In the next decade the USOA business developed into a major passenger and commercialaviation business which flew all over the US, Europe, and South America.They participated in the Berlin Airlift, Korean Airlift, and with flights from Guantanamo Bay during the Cuban Missile Crisis.They pioneered low cost coach passenger air service in the US transcontinental marketto the islands of Hawaii and operated scheduled services to the Philippines, Okinawa, the Far East, San Juan, and the Caribbean.At their peak they had 18 planes and employed 1,000 persons, but by 1964 USOA was forcedinto bankruptcy when their military air transport contracts were suddenly cancelled and given to a smaller airline.
His estate was broken up into two different sales.The first of whichattracted 280 buyers from sixteen different countries and produced a combined total of $3,000,000 for the collection.The second sale was at his personal home in Rio Grande NJ which includedthousands of antique car parts, vintage aviation equipment & parts, and a vast array of other unique items from around the world.I purchased this item at the on site sale and this is the first time its being offered on for sale.
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