Trophy [Awarded to Jean Batten]

Mayer and Kean Limited, Maker

Circa 1936
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Maker and Role
Mayer and Kean Limited, Maker
Production Date
Circa 1936
Description
Jean Batten's trophy awarded for her flight to England. The trophy has a wooden base with a metal globe and aircraft model on the top. The globe is tilted at an angle with a solid steel ring around it. There is a monoplane aircraft model sitting on top of the ring surrounding the globe. On one side of the wooden base is a Holosteric Barometer with a silver dial and a thin red hand. There is a brass ring that surrounds the barometer and it is welded onto a square steel plate. There are inscriptions on either side of the ring that encompasses the globe.
"PRESENTED TO. MISS JEAN BATTEN. BY THE CONSTITUENT CLUBS OF THE NEW ZEALAND AERO CLUB INC. / TO RECORD THE COMPLETION OF HER RECORD-BREAKING AND FIRST SOLO FLIGHT ENGLAND - NEW ZEALAND IN 11 DAYS 45 MINUTES / OCTOBER 1936 / MAYER & KEAN LTD. WGTN. N.Z."
"ENGLAND - NEW ZEALAND, FIRST DIRECT SOLO FLIGHT. WORLD RECORDS ESTABLISHED / ENGLAND – AUSTRALIA, 5 DAYS 20 HRS. 50 MINS. ENGLAND - NEW ZEALAND, 10 DAYS 21 HRS. AUSTRALIA - NEW ZEALAND, 9½ HRS."
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Steel
Organic/Vegetal/Wood
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Copper Alloy/Brass
Processed Material/Glass
Signature/Marks and Type
PRESENTED TO. MISS JEAN BATTEN. BY THE CONSTITUENT CLUBS OF THE NEW ZEALAND AERO CLUB INC. / TO RECORD THE COMPLETION OF HER RECORD-BREAKING AND FIRST SOLO FLIGHT ENGLAND - NEW ZEALAND IN 11 DAYS 45 MINUTES / OCTOBER 1936 / MAYER & KEAN LTD. WGTN. N.Z. Engraved
ENGLAND - NEW ZEALAND, FIRST DIRECT SOLO FLIGHT. WORLD RECORDS ESTABLISHED / ENGLAND – AUSTRALIA, 5 DAYS 20 HRS. 50 MINS. ENGLAND - NEW ZEALAND, 10 DAYS 21 HRS. AUSTRALIA - NEW ZEALAND, 9½ HRS. Engraved
Accession No
1981.320
Credit Line
Mayer and Kean Limited. Circa 1936. Trophy [Awarded to Jean Batten], 1981.320. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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