The Noble County Historical Society in Caldwell, Ohio uses the historic jail/jailer’s residence as its museum. One of the old jail cells is used to display a series of artifacts recovered from the crash of the USS Shenandoah.
On September 3, 1925 the Shenandoah encountered severe weather while flying over Ava, Ohio and broke into 3 pieces which fell in different areas of Noble County. The Historical Society is trying to identify a series of these items. Can you help? Click on each of the images below to see a larger version.
This item, mounted on a wooden plaque is made of duralumin and has a spring underneath – a valve cover mechanism?
A black-painted flat metal disk about 16 in diameter. The hole arrangement suggests a backing plate for a propeller?
A lubrication oil tank? About 18 inches long.
Flattened pieces of compass heading indicator? (Note automobile graffiti carved into it). German-made mini-harmonica “Shenandoah Harp – The Little Wonder” is in the baseball display case at right.
Steering wheel hub or similar device. Housing made of magnesium? Code number molded along side (A followed by 5 or 6 numbers) About 14 inches long.
If you have any information that may help identify these items, send an email to email@example.com
Thank you for your cooperation.