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Catalog Number 2016.004.0001
Object Name Ad, Magazine
Scope & Content Advertisement, "International Hangar Doors tailored to fit 'High- Tailing' Bombers! / Way up in Moses Lake, Washington, heating a hangar that houses three B-52's can pose a problem. Tail assemblies of these giant jets are extremely tall. Wingspreads cover a wide area, too. And unless hangar doors are designed to fit these huge two-way dimensions, moving the big planes in and out through a single outsize opening normally causes plenty of costly heat loss. International's's Aviation Door engineers eliminated this problem by developing the unique entrance pictured above. Two Telescoping Canopy Doors of different heights serve each of the three openings. Wing doors are formed of six leaves, each 91 feet wide by 36 feet high. Tail doors utilize three leaves that are 60 feet in height and 30 feet in width. Each combination operates simultaneously and individually - any two or all three can be operated as a single unit - to permit immediate in-and-out passages of one or more of the B-52's. If you are responsible for any phase of recommending or suppling aviation doors or buildings, for any type of aircraft housing or production, it will pay you to investigate International Service. Write for further information, now."

Advertisement features International Steel Company and Boeing Flight Center, Moses Lake, WA. Image of exterior and interior of Boeing Flight center with caption below interior image, "B-52 Pre-Flight Facilities at Larson Air Force Base, Moses Lake, Washington. Designed, engineered, and built for Boeing Airplane Company by these Seattle firms: Architects: Naramore, Bain, Brady & Johanson / Structural Designers: Worthington & Skilling / General Contractors (jointly): Donald M. Drake Company - George A. Fuller Company."

Advertisement from "Fortune," October 1957, page 297.
Archival History Purchased on EBAY.
Collection Moses Lake Museum & Art Center Purchases
Credit line Purchased for the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center's collection.
Search Terms Moses Lake