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Catalog Number 10091-14
Title Stick, Aircraft Control; British, WWI, with machine gun triggers
Object Name Stick, Aircraft Control
Description Control stick with machine gun triggers from a Sopwith Camel or SE 5a aircraft. Steel ring wrapped with thin tan rope. Wide groove on the interior side of ring. Two tilting metal pieces at the center. Base of ring is hollow.
Year Range from 1915
Year Range to 1918
Material Metal/Rope
Used Europe
Height (in) 7.5
Width (in) 5.875
Depth (in) 1.75
People Ralston, Orville A., 1894-1942
Search Terms World War I
Other Name Trigger, Machine Gun
Event World War I
History Used by Orville Ralston during World War I. Ralston was Nebraska's only WWI flying ace, with five confirmed aerial kills to his credit.
Credit line Mrs. Orville A. Ralston, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska
Collection Ralston, Mrs. Orville A.
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