Part of an aircraft (now used as a vintage sign for wall hanging) bearing the CONVAIR logo, which shows a flying black eagle with beige and blue details. The eagle is about to land and is seen against the background of a circle. Below the picture of the eagle is written “CONVAIR” in capital letters. The “sign” is raw cut and has a homemade hole for hanging at the top.
CONVAIR helped develop the American Atlas rocket, known for sending the first Americans into orbit. Atlas was developed for the US Air Force’s strategic missile forces by Convair, which was part of General Dynamics. In 1994, CONVAIR was sold to McDonnell Douglas, shortly before Boeing swallowed the latter. The atlas missile’s first successful test flight took place on 17 Dec. 1957. (source Wikipedia Denmark)
Height approx. 36.50 centimeters.
Width approx. 38 centimeters.
The sign is light and weighs approx. 360 grams.
Good condition with clear use patina (see photos)
Mid 20th century.