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Old 04-15-2019, 11:15 PM   #1
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Default TCA Lockheed 10 Electra Seat

I discovered what I am told is a Trans Canada Airlines Lockheed 10 Electra airline seat. I believe this is correct, as it was found in southern Ontario, Canada. However, many people are saying it is BOAC, but I don't think they realize TCA adopted the speedbird logo from BOAC, and placed it into their own logo, right at the top of the maple leaf inside of their roundel (and also on hat badges, signs, and elsewhere). This roundel usually ended up on the nose of their aircraft, especially in their early days from 1936 on. This seat was manufactured in 1940 according to the stamp on the seat belt. Luckily, everything works! The tilt mechanism is perfect, the ashtray is there, and there is no rust. At the moment, the seat bottom and back rest are being restored to the original fabric (green and grey weave), and green leather armrests are replacing those worn out ones. The original seat had horse hair insulation, interestingly enough. The restoration will also replace the side panels. The original speed bird logo will not be touched, as it is in pristine condition. Anyways, I found one grainy photo of a TCA Lockheed 10 Electra from the internet, and those seats look like a perfect match from what I can see, which admittedly is not very much. If anyone else can help determine the aircraft type and confirm it is indeed TCA, that would be great. Thanks!

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