Airship ladder from the Goodyear Airdock, Akron
This airship ladder comes from the Goodyear Airdock in Akron Ohio where the U.S.S. Akron and her sister ship, the U.S.S Macon were constructed. In total, there were four United States Navy ridged airships, however the circular stampings on the ladder are unique to the Akron and Macon only.
made in USA, c. 1930
material duralumin, pine
size 10 ¾ w × 4 d × 66 h in
description Sold with U.S.S. Akron photographs, postcards and an original 1931 souvenir booklet.
condition Example shows assorted surface wear and soiling commensurate with age and use over time. Each wooden element shows notable losses to both edges. Overall attractive antique condition.