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Photograph of the Left Side of the Control Car on a Dirigible

Photograph of the Left Side of the Control Car on a Dirigible

Original caption: Left Side of Control Car: Elevator wheel, gas valve pulls, altimeter, etc. Committee Papers

Photograph of Emergency Control Station of a Dirigible

Photograph of Emergency Control Station of a Dirigible

Original caption: Emergency Control. Action in front of lower fin, looking forward. Rudder wheel and all instruments. Elevator wheel and all instruments. Telegraph and telephone to forward control car. Committee Papers

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