Dent Cast Iron Airplane “Lucky Boy”
Not too many collectors have the fortune of owning Dent airplanes, as the company didn’t stick with us too long when aircraft were in their heyday. Dent Hardware Co. was based in Fullerton, Pennsylvania and operated from 1895-1937 .
Here we have a beautiful “Lucky Boy” airplane which is a clear nod to the pioneering aviator Charles Lindbergh. Wing Span is about at 10 inches. In 1927, at age 25, Lucky Lindy went from obscurity as a U.S. Air Mail pilot to instantaneous world fame by making his Orteig Prize–winning nonstop flight from Long Island, New York, to Paris. He made the 33 1⁄2-hour, 3,600 statute miles (5,800 km) alone in a single-engine purpose-built Ryan monoplane, Spirit of St. Louis.
This example has been painstakingly restored to be exactly like the production toy. The deep red color is highlighted with touches of hand painted gold paint. Bare metal surfaces are a bright natural metal. Stars on the wings are painted blue.
Details are as shown in the photos.