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By Amanda Benson
Sweetwater County Historical Museum 

Museum features toy plane


It’s the holiday season, and many people are buying toys for the children in their lives. For December’s Artifact of the Month, the Sweetwater County Museum is featuring a toy airplane from the 1930s, which was donated to the Museum by Robert. N. Malonek. This toy airplane is the NX-271 model from a collaboration between Little Jim Playthings and J.C. Penney. It is a tri-motor model airplane and is made from pressed steel.

The popularity of airplanes soared after Charles Lindbergh’s famous transatlantic flight in 1927, and also with the increase in aircraft technology after World War...

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