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Looking To Replicate A '40s Era Waiting Room

Fri Jun 28, 2002 4:40 am

Hi all,

I am currently looking to turn the living room of my house into a '40s style airline waiting room. I'm looking for posters, furniture, models, etc. that will help me. I know alot of people on here are very resourceful and was wondering if anyone could either help me locate some things or just give suggestions. Thanks alot guys!

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RE: Looking To Replicate A '40s Era Waiting Room

Fri Jun 28, 2002 5:24 am

Dear N76, have a look at http://www.cph.dk/segment/general/dk/histpix.asp which shows some pictures from Copenhagen Airport at different ages. I think that picture number 1 and 8 show the interior of the 2nd CPH terminal which was in use from 1939 to 1960. (There was a smaller one from 1925 to 1939, while the post 1960 terminal is still used as terminal 2).

This 1939 terminal has been kept. In 1999 the whole building was moved to another site within the airport fence and restored to 1939 conditions as a historic building. It is used as sort of museum and for certain receptions and such. For instance the 10th anniversary of our DC-3 club was celebrated there.

You will need some black and white aerial photos in wooden frames on the walls. A few small tables with a white cloth and a huge ash tray and some old wooden chairs.

When you talk about 1940's, then you will probably not need the passenger weighscale on picture number one. It belongs to 30'es and earlier, I think.

Up against one wall you will have an open wardrobe with plenty of hooks for felt hats.

You - the airport inspector - must at all times wear a huge peaked cap.

Hope that helped a little.

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RE: Looking To Replicate A '40s Era Waiting Room

Fri Jun 28, 2002 6:37 am

I'll keep the hat thing in mind. Thanks for the help.
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RE: Looking To Replicate A '40s Era Waiting Room

Fri Jun 28, 2002 7:20 am

Just a few more things: If you have several doors in your living room then put up signs on the doors with texts like:
Exit
To Airplane
Customs Office - For duty payment, ring the bell
Immigration Office (add with handwriting: "If officer is absent, please stamp your passport yourself")

And then you should have a small blackboard on which you write details of the next arrival and departure, airline, destination and expected time. At the bottom you write "Tea 10c coffee 12c plus tips".

If you have a pretty poster with a 40'es style car, then put it on the wall as an advertising poster and add a text like "X Airline trusts Texaco gas and oil. What gas and oil do you trust for your car?" A Lucky Strike advertising poster would also fit in.

Just below the ceiling in the darkest corner you put a small, dirty, black and white text-only poster with the text: "America needs your son! Nearest recruiting office call tel. 9999".

Signs like "Emergency Exit" and "No Smoking" should not be present.

In a corner of the room you must have a telephone booth with a 40'es style telephone. Remember a steel ash tray fixed to the wall.
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RE: Looking To Replicate A '40s Era Waiting Room

Fri Jun 28, 2002 7:28 am

N766UA...

Very cool idea.

For authentic and reproduction airline posters, try http://www.vintageposterworks.com/....but have some cash , they ain't cheap.

For cool framed airline art, especially Pan Am, try Z Gallerie http://www.zgallerie.com/ ....more affordable but less variety.

For models, visit the old reliable...
http://www.theairplaneshop.com ....some Atlantic Models DC-3s or a Martin China Clipper would be sweet, but if you're on a budget, try the Corgi line of models. VERY classy and under a hundred bucks.

Good luck!
 
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RE: Looking To Replicate A '40s Era Waiting Room

Fri Jun 28, 2002 11:29 am

Thanks guys.. maybe when I'm done with it all I'll post a pic. Could be a while though.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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