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Very rare, 1929 USS Akron (Goodyear Zeppelin) ring laying ceremony commemorative medal from October 31, 1929 in Akron, Ohio. Built by the Goodyear-Zeppelin Company, the United States Navy USS Akron (ZRS-4) was the largest airship ever made in the United States up to that point. The Akron had several accidents and a coast-to-coast voyage before she went down in bad weather on April 4, 1933 off New Jersey, killing all but three souls on board. The medal reads: "ZRS - 4 RING LAYING GOOD YEAR ZEPPELIN AKRON, OHIO, U.S.A. OCT. 31, 1929."
Approximately 3" in diameter
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION:
Hole at top with blue ribbon for hanging.
"MEYER & WENTHE, CHICAGO"
This is from a US Navy collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VMGEX11 LHGEX1/16
8+ (Excellent): The medal shows minor to moderate wear and some light surface scratches, overall excellent condition.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.