North Central Airlines 1960s-era Acrylic Snowflake Ornament
This ornament recalls North Central Airlines of Minneapolis. Beginning service in 1944 as Wisconsin Central Airlines headquartered at Clintonville, Wisconsin, the airline grew rapidly by connecting small cities in the Upper Midwest to Chicago, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis.
A move of headquarters to Minneapolis in 1952 came with a name change to North Central, and expansion continued across the Midwest and Great Lakes regions with a fleet of DC-3 and Convair 340/440 airliners. Upgraded Convair 580s and DC-9-30s were added from the mid-1960s, and the airline merged with Southern Airways in 1979 to create Republic Airlines.
An artistic interpretation of the airline's brand is laser-engraved with exacting detail onto a cut acrylic snowflake crystal ornament, measuring approximately 3.4 inches (8.6 cm) between opposite points, 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 airlines 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.