1927 Ryan "Brougham" NYP B-1 Monoplane, Replica of the "Spirit of St. Louis"

Summary

Warner Bros. built this airplane for its 1957 movie The Spirit of St. Louis. The film's star, Jimmy Stewart, donated it to The Henry Ford in 1959. The replica is faithful to Charles Lindbergh's original with two exceptions. The replica's wingspan is shorter, and its cabin has two seats. On Lindbergh's plane, large fuel tanks replaced one of the seats.

Warner Bros. built this airplane for its 1957 movie The Spirit of St. Louis. The film's star, Jimmy Stewart, donated it to The Henry Ford in 1959. The replica is faithful to Charles Lindbergh's original with two exceptions. The replica's wingspan is shorter, and its cabin has two seats. On Lindbergh's plane, large fuel tanks replaced one of the seats.

Artifact

Airplane

Date Made

1927

Subject Date

1927

Heroes Of The Sky
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Heroes of the Sky

Object ID

59.115.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Wood (Plant material)
Cloth

Color

Gray (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 7.75 ft

Width: 22.833 ft

Length: 27.667 ft

Inscriptions

Prop: HAMILTON STANDARDD / WINDSOR LOCKS / CONNECTICUT / DIVISION / UNITED AIRCRAFT CORPORATION Fin and rudder on both sides painted RYAN / NYP / MFG. BY / RYAN AIRLINES / SAN DIEGO, CALIF. On side: SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS

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