Memory lane

Just call it Boeing’s version of “Antiques Roadshow.” Boeing employees, retirees and the public are sharing their artifacts and memorabilia as part of our Centennial celebration.

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The items are being considered to go on display inside the Boeing Room at Seattle’s Museum of Flight this summer.

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A steel stamp and Boeing totem logo pin.

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Engineering manager Alan Rice began collecting service and Boeing logo pins in the 1980s.

Earlier this month, we hosted an open house where people brought in everything from a military hydrofoil model, to a stuffed platypus that flew on every flight of the third 787 during its flight testing and Dream Tour around the world. See the video here.

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An original 777 sales campaign model in United livery. It includes three different engines.

Just as important—it seems almost every item had a personal story to go with it.

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Former Boeing employee Susan Gregerson holds a photo of a 747 interior lounge mockup called the Tiger Room. She was one of the models in the photo.

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Mike Leach, a flight test engineer, brought in a stuffed platypus that flew on every flight of the 787 Dreamliner ZA003.

We appreciate everyone who participated in the first open house. We’ll be holding a second open house on April 3 at the Museum of Flight. If you’re interested, be sure to sign up online to reserve a time.

Comments (1)

Norman Garza (Long Beach, CA):

Great collections. I really love the old Boeing logo pin and I have a model very similar to the United 777 model but it is a Delta 777 with the 1997 livery.

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