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The Hindenburg Ashtray, from the Antiques Roadshow archives


As I was packing to leave Baltimore yesterday, I turned on the television, and it landed on the Antiques Road Show. I was busy ignoring it, until I heard the mention of "Hindenburg", which quickly caught my attention. Seems that a lady had a family heirloom from her father regarding the Hindenburg.

It was an ashtray made of aluminium, with a glass replica of the Hindenburg above it. The glass zeppelin is filled with fuel used to run the engines of the Hindenburg (putting a low level heat source just below fuel - interesting concept. For more detail from it and what it was appraised for and a few more facts about zeppelin travel, please follow this link: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/archive/200605A20.html, a bit more here: http://www.airships.net/blog/hindenburg-ashtray, and here: http://www.airships.net/hindenburg/flight-schedule/millionaire-flight

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Comment by Larry on October 9, 2010 at 9:46pm
There's something morbidly ironic about a Hindenburg ashtray.
Comment by lord_k on October 9, 2010 at 12:10pm
Oh, the Millionaires' Flight souvenir! It's good to have it here.

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