Found treasure

1909-1915 the fire screen from the Nippon Kan theatre, Seattle, WA

After decades of being lost this 15 by 30 foot screen is one of the treasures displayed at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle. The scrim was an extra large yellow pages for local Japanese-American companies. If you failed to pay your bill they painted over your spot. The restoration was guided by the asbestos content of the material – a clear resin-based product holds the pigments in place. The screen now graces the 59 seat Tateuchi Story Theatre at the Wing museum.

City of Renton

The last Boeing 247 still in flying condition – NC13347, the City of Renton, in United Airlines livery

The Boeing Air Transport 247 entered service on May 22, 1933. It set a cross-country pace of 19 1/2 hours during its inaugural flight between San Francisco and New York. It marked the first time airline passengers could fly across the nation without changing planes or stopping overnight.

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