|Title||Model 367-80 (prototype for the 707) jetliner christening ceremony, Seattle, 1954 |
|Photographer||Hertz, Stuart B.|
|Caption||On May 14, 1954, Boeing unveiled the Model 367-80. Sometimes referred to as the "Dash 80, " the plane is the prototype for Boeing's legendary 707. A crowd of more than 8, 000 watched as Bertha Boeing, founder William Boeing's wife, christened the lemon-yellow and copper-brown aircraft with a bottle of champagne. The Dash 80 had a wing span of 130 feet and was 128 feet long. Four engines produced 10, 000 pounds of thrust, enabling a cruising speed of 550 mph. Among its passenger comforts were cantilevered seats and folding armrests. |
|Notes||Caption information source: Year By Year: 75 Years of Boeing History, 1916-1991; published Nov 1991.|
Written on sleeve: Boeing, W. E. and wife; Gwinn, W. P. and wife; Egtvedt, C. L. and wife; Donnelly, Joe; Allen, William M. and wife..
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): May 14, 1954.
|Subjects||Airplanes—Washington (State)—Seattle ; Boeing Airplane Company; Crowds—Washington (State)—Seattle ; Jet transports |
|Places||United States—Washington (State)—Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||19126.96.36.199 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI). |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original photograph as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4. |