Subject: [FS] WWII BOX KITE
Date: 14 Sep 1996 00:06:30 GMT
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World War II Box Kite
This kite was purchased by my father in the late forties at an ARMY/
The kite measures 35.5 inches tall by 17 inches wide. The fabric is
either silk or rayon and is orange in color. There are no tears or
rips. The fabric is stain free, but shows a very slight discoloring
(fading) in some areas upon very close inspection..
The frame is aluminum and is collapsible via spider hubs on both
ends. I can find no bends or cracks in the frame.
The kite is packaged in a waxed tube. This tube also shows no cracks
or tears and is in very good condition. There is some wear were the cap
end meets the tube. There is discoloring, but it is consistent throughout
the tube. There are two labels affixed onto the tube. One label gives
complete assembly instructions along with a pictorial. The other label
identifies the kite with typical military style documentation.
The label states:
SIGNAL CORPS U.S. ARMY
ORDER NO 5890-WF-43
BENDIX AVIATION. LIMITED
NORTH HOLLYWOOD CALIFORNIA
This kite was packaged with a rescue transmitter and was used for downed
aviators. No doubt the transmitter was the classic ARC-5. I do not have
I have found that box kites with metal frames average around $200.00.
I would think this kite would be more collectable and I am asking $300.00
firm. For this price I will pay for shipping, C.O.D. and insurance through
a common carrier. I am limiting this sale within the continental US.
E-MAIL back or call (508) 921-8071 M-F 5p-9p EST or S-S anytime.
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