Concorde memorabilia: Paintbox Depicting BOAC Evolution of Flight

Made:
1969-1970 in England

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Concorde memorabilia: Paintbox. BOAC Evolution of Flight / BOAC, [1969-1970]. Tin box, illustrated with 12 colour pictures of flying machines. 12 gilt and green outline illustrations on inside of lid identifying flying machines from Montgolfier Balloon 1783 via Airship R34 1919 to BOAC Jumbo 747 jet and Concorde 1970. Box contains brush and 17 small pots of Humbrol colour enamel paints as used for aeroplane model making. 6x22x9.5cm. Printed on end: 6MB Container made in England. Inscription printed on inside of lid: 'The BOAC jet fleet of the seventies ... The giant BOAC 747 .... [technical details]. The seventies will see the introduction of the supersonic Concorde'. Tin probably sold at Farnborough Air Show, at time of early flights of Concorde

The box bears the title ‘BOAC evolution of flight’ and features illustrations of historic aircraft together with the contemporary Boeing 747 and Concorde jet aircraft in BOAC colours. It was probably sold at Farnborough Air Shows at the time of the early flights of Concorde. Inside the tin are a brush and 17 small pots of paint as used in aircraft model making. The whole item illuminates the popular interest in aeronautics and the growth of commercial air transport.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
2004-30
type:
paintbox, box and container
credit:
Macdonald, Allie

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