Featured image: A collage of four images. In the top left corner a hand holds a clear frame containing strips of film showing the surface of the moon. The top right shows a close up of a Boeing B&W aircraft model inside a bottle, like a ship in a bottle but an airplane. The bottom right shows someone strapped into what appears to be a jetpack with a large, creepy doll who’s head is wrapped in plastic looking out at the camera. The bottom left corner has an aged drawing of an elaborate hot air balloon shaped like a fish. - Read full post: Curios from the Collection

Curios from the Collection

Flying fish from the Civil War era. Jetpacks with dolls. Planes in a bottle. As with any museum, only a fraction of The Museum of Flight’s collection is on display. In today’s episode, members of the Museum’s Collections team discuss some of the curios they’ve come across during their work, all of which are features on The Museum of Flight’s Collections Instagram.


Follow the Museum’s Collections Instagram account at https://www.instagram.com/tmofcollections.

Here are links to the individual objects featured in today’s episode.

Flying Fish Airship: https://www.instagram.com/p/CCWNIOcJ8hG/

Airplane in a Bottle: https://www.instagram.com/p/Btykrwgldew

Rocketbelt and Doll: https://www.instagram.com/p/B4NUY9Np8GI/

Vintage Rocket Meet Photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/B3pRJKZJoHz/

“Pilot” Certificate: https://www.instagram.com/p/B8tzyf-JifU/

Dunking Sense Manual: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bg6bnZjhFs-/

The Moon: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bz-8E01pNlI/


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Want more collections? Check out the Collections Miniseries, starting with this episode that features the smallest object in the Museum’s collection. https://blog.museumofflight.org/flightdeck/smallest-artifact


Want even more collections? Explore them yourself!

If you want to submit a research inquiry, you can do so at this link: https://www.museumofflight.org/Collections-and-Research/Research-Center/

Or check out our vast and constantly growing Digital Collections at this link: https://digitalcollections.museumofflight.org/

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