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Aeroplane Model - De Havilland DH-88 Comet, 'Grosvenor House' Object Reg. No: ST 020065

Summary:
Model represents the Comet that won the Centenary Air Race from London to Melbourne in 1934. Model scale 1:16. Made by Harold P. Wood in Benalla and delivered to the Museum in November 1936.

The original Comet is a DH-88 Grosvenor House G-ACSS. Country: England. Maker & date: De Havilland Aircraft Co. Ltd. Type: Racing Aeroplane. Propulsion: Two de Havilland Gypsy 6 in-line air cooled engines.
Description:
1:16 Scale model of De Havilland DH-88 Comet aeroplane 'Grosvenor House'.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 270 mm (Height), 770 mm (Width), 530 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Measured for Australia Gallery redevelopment.

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Tagged with: aeroplanes, air races, celebrations, centennial air race london to melbourne 1934, model aeroplanes, scale models, victoria centenary 1934-1935
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, De Havilland DH98 Mosquito, Harold P. Wood Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aircraft
Tertiary Classification: model propeller aircraft
Model Scale: 1:16
Modelmaker: Mr Harold Wood, Benalla, Victoria, Australia, 1936
Manufacturer of Item Modelled: De Havilland Aircraft Co. Ltd

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