Solidified fragment from a Zeppelin L131

Circa 1915
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Circa 1915
Metal fragment or lump from Zeppelin L131, World War I. Lump of solidified molten aluminium and other metals from the airship Zeppelin L131 which was salvaged from the remains of the German Airship. There is a wire cable protruding 220 mm from the mass of metal. This wire cable has been bound around with fine wire and this has fused together. The mass of metal is grey with darker shades of grey intermingled. It comprises layers of metal that have collapsed inwards on themselves. One side of the lump of metal is generally smooth and the other side of the disc like lump is rough. The wire cable extends from the rough side. The weight of the lump is about 4 kilograms.
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Circa 1915. Solidified fragment from a Zeppelin L131, 2003.660. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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