Mechanical Music Digest  Archives
You Are Not Logged In Login/Get New Account
Please Log In. Accounts are free!
Logged In users are granted additional features including a more current version of the Archives and a simplified process for submitting articles.
Home Archives Calendar Gallery Store Links Info

MMD > Archives > December 1998 > 1998.12.03 > 08Prev  Next

Lightweight Piano Aboard the Hindenburg Airship
By Larry Smith

The Hindenburg did carry a "special lightweight piano", most
likely aluminum, during her first season, but according to the book
"Hindenburg" it was removed during her remodeling and was not aboard
during her ill-fated landing attempt at Lakehurst NJ.  Must be quite
a collector's item for whoever has it now.

Larry Smith

 [ Editor's note:
 [ Researchers at UCLA now say that the Hindenburg fire was not
 [ related to the hydrogen, but to the doped coating of the skin.
 [ "The substance used to coat the cotton skin -- a process known as
 [ 'doping' which makes the fabric taut and more durable -- was ex-
 [ tremely flammable. A combination of iron oxide, cellulose acetate
 [ and aluminum powder, 'the total mixture might well serve as a
 [ respectable rocket propellant,' Van Vorst said."
 [ See
 [ -- Robbie

(Message sent Thu 3 Dec 1998, 17:41:49 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  Aboard, Airship, Hindenburg, Lightweight, Piano

Home    Archives    Calendar    Gallery    Store    Links    Info   

Enter text below to search the MMD Website with Google

CONTACT FORM: Click HERE to write to the editor, or to post a message about Mechanical Musical Instruments to the MMD

Unless otherwise noted, all opinions are those of the individual authors and may not represent those of the editors. Compilation copyright 1995-2018 by Jody Kravitz.

Please read our Republication Policy before copying information from or creating links to this web site.

Click HERE to contact the webmaster regarding problems with the website.

Please support publication of the MMD by donating online

Pay via PayPal

No PayPal account required

Translate This Page

. .