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Air Mail Ramp Light

DAYTON, Ohio -- Air Mail Ramp Light exhibit in the Early Years Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Air Mail Ramp Light exhibit in the Early Years Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)


This 10,000-volt floodlight was manufactured by the BBT Corp. of America of Philadelphia. It was used in the 1930s at a government air mail emergency airfield near Waterman, Ill., where the donor's father was a weather observer and caretaker.

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