I am pleased to offer this Antique Hubley Lockheed Sirius Cast Iron Plane. Following the famous flights of Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Hubley manufactured one of their rarest and most valuable toys in commemoration: the Lockheed Sirius. Designed by Chief engineer Gerard Vultree, the Lockheed 8 Sirius was based off of Charles’s specifications. Around 3 feet shorter than the Spirit of St. Louis (the plane Lindberg used for his NY-Paris flight), the Sirius could travel at 185 mph, 52 mph faster than the St. Louis.
This particular piece features a two-tone black/orange paint job, with “Lindy” embossed on the left wing; “NR-211” embossed on the right wing, as well as “NR-211 Lockheed Sirius” embossed on both sides of the tail. The front engine is nickel plated with a small attachment for a pull rope, which is not present. All Parts, wing sections, tires, and pilots are present, making this plane complete minus the original pull rope.
This rare plane is in good condition for its age, showing moderate paint wear and mild oxidation from age/display. Paint is at about 80%, with the majority of loss being on the wings edges and the underside. Original tires are present, but they have hardened and are cracked (see pictures). Propeller moves well. Remnants of a Hubley decal can be seen on the tail wing.
Measures about 9″ L x 10-1/2″ W x 4-1/4″ H
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