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Interior of Pan American Clipper
Ca. 1935
Gelatin silver print

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Norman Bel Geddes Database

Job 291, Pan American Clipper, 1935-1946

Summary: Bel Geddes designed the Martin Clipper airplane interior, providing day and night accommodations for long flights. The material includes estimates for a 1944 prospect.


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Box/Location Folder Description
box 15 291.1 Case History --- Contract letter 5Dec1933. Client correspondence, meeting minutes, memos Sep1933-Nov1935. Case history drafts, memos 1946.
box 15 291.2-4 Correspondence, minutes, memos Nov1933-Jul1935.
box 15 291.5 Correspondence May1934-Sep1935, Jun1937. Case history memos 1940, 1945.
box 15 291.6 Preliminary sketches --- 2 Interior renderings, 4 plans 1934.
damaged flat files, drawer 3 291.1 Preliminary sketches --- 10 Plans.
box 15 291.7 Estimates --- Design program schedules 1934. Specifications.
flat file 291.1 Estimates--- Design schedule 1934-1935. Photostat of blueprint of Voght-Sikorsky aircraft.
box 15 291.8-9 Photo Record Copy Book captions. Drawing description memos.
flat file 291.2 3 Renderings of interior.
photo box 6 291.1-3 44 Photographs of rendering, of interior mockup Oct1934, of plane interior Sep1935, of Sikorsky plane, of Boeing 314 plane [ca. 1944].
negative box 3 291.1a 6 Negatives of rendering, of interior, of plane, of plan drawing. 1 negative photostat of interior. [3 damaged]
negative box 41 291.1b 6 Negatives, 1 negative photostat (continued).
box 15 291.10 Publicity --- Correspondence, memos, clippings 1935-1937.
damaged flat files, drawer 3 291.2 Publicity --- Clippings 1937 - Glenn L. Martin article.
flat file 291.3 Publicity --- Pasteup of text.
box 15 291.11 Estimates --- C-54 conversion for Pan American 1944.
oversize box 3 291.1 Estimates ---- C-54 conversion 1944.
damaged flat files, drawer 3 291.3 Air Age Picture Charts c1944 by American Airlines.

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