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Metal Sculpture Flying Dutchman Zeppelin AirShip Art

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Sold Date: 04/25/2010
Channel: Online Auction
Source: eBay



The late Edward J. "Skeeter" Wachtendon 's Metal and Fabric Sculpture Art Flying Dutchman Zeppelin Airship Model Electric Motion Art Sculpture Fantasy Flying Boat Airplane with Dragon. Plug in and Switch on electric motor creates special effects (Fx). Will hang nicely on a wall or could be braced to free stand. This would be excellent in casual offices, club house, entertainment venue, or private home.

Condition is Very Good. Collectible working welded metal art flying zepplin airship "The Flying Dutchman" fantasy sculpture with plug-in motion effects. Working. Dragon is loosely attached. Some moving parts have lubricant residue. Slightly dusty and could use some cleanin'.

I have been in touch with the late artist's family and am delighted to be able to offer this vintage " Skeeter" Wachtendon, Flying Dutchman Co. Zeppelin sculpture to you. Skeeter Wachtendon created a substantial amount of airplane and some ship art. Some large models display at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Zeppeli sail wings, lamps, and other features move. Balloon and rudder are cloth. Most other parts are metal. Theme is like puff the magical dragon on the flying ship with its billowed sails, a lofty blimp, or the legend of the flying Dutchman. Big eyed pilot drives from within gondola while partner steers and keeps a lookout ffrom the stern deck. Very fun airship boat that "flies", funky, and beautiful artistic and mechanical engineering metal sculpture creation. Created in the late 1970s to early 1980s. These were usually ordered or bought at the EAA Airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This one was likely created by Mr. Wachtendon when he resided in San Luis Obispo, California. His work is identified by the large "W" for Wachtendon, on this one the W is on the tail rudder Check out the 20 photos provided below.

Motors run on USA standard AC two prong plug. Once plugged in t is an on/off switch. Flip the switch and "everything" starts moving! Motors are working well and everything checks out fine.

About 47" long, about 35' inches tall. and about 23" inches at thickest. Weighs about 22 lbs. and will weigh more securely packed. Due to its size and shipping weight the shipping calculator doesn't calculate. Depending on your distance from California this could be negotiable. Local pickup or delivery available as an option upon payment . Due to shipping size limitations with free shipping we reserve the right to ship with certain parts disassembled and will include instructions that may require minor spot welding or soldering to reassemble. If buyer pays for shipping we guarantee arrival without any assembly needed.

Thank you to the family of the artist for sharing great info on this work and the family history!

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