Image of acrylic round ornament with engraving of a Douglas DC-9 Series 10.
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Douglas DC-9 Series 10 Round Acrylic Ornament

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Initial design work by Douglas in the late 1950s envisioned the DC-9 as a scaled-down version of the company's DC-8, using the DC-8's 4-engine layout, but with seating for 80-90 passengers.

A reevaluation of the market requirement, and early orders for the BAC 1-11 by several U.S. airlines, influenced the Douglas decision to re-cast the DC-9 as a twin engine aircraft, well-suited to operations from both small and large airports. Entering service in late 1965, the DC-9 was typically equipped for 70-90 passengers and 137 were built before production shifted to the longer Series 30 model.

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.