Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing Round Acrylic Ornament
Designed as an executive transport during the early 1930s, the Model 17 first flew in 1932. The "Staggering" name came about due to the unusual position of the aircraft's bi-plane wings, with the lower wing positioned below and forward of the upper wing.
While initial sales were slow due to the Great Depression, Beech eventually built more than 700 examples, including 270 for the U.S. military forces as the UC-43 for transport and courier duties.
An artistic interpretation of the aircraft’s side and top views is laser-engraved with exacting detail onto a round acrylic crystal ornament, measuring approximately 3.4 inches in diameter, with a material thickness of 1/8 inch. For best display clarity, the design is engraved as a reversed mirror image on one side of the ornament, so that it can be viewed with proper alignment on the opposite side.
As a gift, or as a treat for yourself, these are a perfect way to add your favorite airplanes of the past to your today! Use them to decorate for the holidays, or to brighten up your desk, office, or special area of your home or work space all year long.