Trident airplane window

Front view of a Trident aeroplane window showing the window as seen from the inside of the plane. Front view of a Trident aeroplane window showing the window as seen from the inside of the plane with the integral blind pulled down. Rear view of a Trident aeroplane window showing the window as seen from the outisde of the plane (minus the external cladding) with the integral blind pulled down. Rear view of a Trident aeroplane window showing the window as seen from the outisde of the plane (minus the external cladding). Close view of a Trident aeroplane window showing the clear viewing pane and surround. Close view of a Trident aeroplane window showing the clear viewing pane and surround with the integral blind pulled down. Close view of a Trident aeroplane window showing the clear viewing pane and surround with the integral blind pulled down.
Front view of a Trident aeroplane window showing the window as seen from the inside of the plane. Front view of a Trident aeroplane window showing the window as seen from the inside of the plane with the integral blind pulled down. Rear view of a Trident aeroplane window showing the window as seen from the outisde of the plane (minus the external cladding) with the integral blind pulled down. Rear view of a Trident aeroplane window showing the window as seen from the outisde of the plane (minus the external cladding). Close view of a Trident aeroplane window showing the clear viewing pane and surround. Close view of a Trident aeroplane window showing the clear viewing pane and surround with the integral blind pulled down. Close view of a Trident aeroplane window showing the clear viewing pane and surround with the integral blind pulled down.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 006121
Country
Date
1958 (circa)

Description

A window unit from a Trident HS121 airplane. This plane was designed by de Havilland in the 1950s and made by Hawker Siddley Aviation. It made its maiden flight in 1962 and continued in production until 1978, a total of 117 planes being manufactured. It was in service with British European Airways, British Airways, Civil Aviationn Administration of China, and Cyprus airways. This window unit has a curved profile and is fitted with a textile pull-down blind. The unit has metal fixings and window frame and it is fitted with a textile insulation sheet.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufactured for

Inscriptions

printed: "B.Ae EX77 N7?86 ISSA J4 W15 B/No PB1037" (label)
printed: "AB77. 6273 NA 8070W. W25 ISSL. J13" (top metal fixing)
Dimensions
Width
490mm
Height
1040mm
Depth
120mm
Method
Material Note
plastic
PMMA window
polymethyl methacrylate
acrylic
Perspex - trade name
textile blind and insulation
metal frame and fixings