I recently came across two galley inserts. Through my research I’ve come to believe they are out of an L-1011. I’m in Kansas City and therefore believe they could be TWA. They seem to match the decor of the Coach Lounge. I am looking for any additional or confirming information. I would love to find a photo or schematic to support this belief.
DL_Mech wrote:Those galley units look like they were made in house by an airline. I assume that there was no data plate on the unit? The large compartments look to hold the meal tray carriers for a narrowbody. The fake rosewood was used by TWA on their galleys and the placard also looks like TWA.
The best way to look for a photograph of this unit is to search the TWA Skyliner newspapers or see if you can contact Jon Proctor on his website.
My best guess is that it is the auxillary service bar aft of the L1 door of a 707 installed in the mid '70s when the lounges were removed and the carry on luggage rack was installed.
aaway wrote:Then I'd have a question (acknowledging that you may not know definitively) - was it common for airlines back then (mid 70s, or so) to fabricate their own onboard equipment and furnishings? From your reply, it sounds as though TW fashioned these specifically for aircraft outfitted with the lounge.
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