Sun King Club Retro-style airline club hanger
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National's Sun King Club Solid Wood Hanger Set

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National Airlines began service in 1934 linking cities within Florida, and gradually expanded to key markets in other U.S. Gulf of Mexico states as far west as New Orleans. Growth after WWII brought National to markets in the northeast U.S., and the airline entered the popular northeast-to-Florida vacation traffic routes. The 1960s saw National expand westward to California, and for much of the 1970s, National was one of only three U.S. airlines (with Pan Am and TWA) linking the U.S. with scheduled flights to Europe. In 1980 National was acquired by Pan Am, and Pan Am eventually relocated to National's former Miami headquarters facilities. 

At the time of its merger with Pan Am, national was operating Sun King private airport lounges at 18 airports in the U.S. and Europe.

The Sun King Clubs are recalled through this new product, an artistic interpretation of the lounge branding, laser-engraved on both sides of a solid wood coat hanger with metal hanging hook.

Each hanger measures approximately 17.5 inches across, and 6 inches from the base of the hook to the bottom of the hanger bar, with a thickness at the top of the hanger of approximately .45 inches.

The laser engraving results in a beautiful caramel-colored image that contrasts clearly against the light wood of the hanger. A low-gloss polyurethane coating is applied to the wood surfaces after the engraving process is complete, to both seal the design and enhance the durability of the wood. These hangers are sold as sets of either two hangers or four hangers.

Bring some of that vintage National style into your life, or gift them to a former NAL employee or passenger - while the Sun King Clubs may not have had engraved hangers as flashy as these, they're a great way to recall this famous airline!