In todayâs consumerist world, we are always eager to discard our old machines for newer trendier sets. Have we ever thought of all those antiquarian machinery and aircrafts used during the world wars have been dumped, discarded and lost in void? Having gone astray and stripped of all its usefulness and grandeur petting of yesteryears, they may be simply lying around as landfill or to adorn the dump yard nearby. With extremely limited scope to re-invent or thoughtfully restore and re-cycle it back to current lifestyle, it must a brave-heart who designs it to directly gain back its entry into the center stage of your life. Well, that is exactly what has been done to the Curtis Wright R3350 motors, part of a world war II fighter plane.
A Miami based designer has modified the motor into a crankshaft stainless table to adorn your entertainment zone with the stateliness of a war hero returned after days of oblivion and disregard. The Curtiss-Wright Corporation was the largest aircraft manufacturer in the United States till the end of World War II after which they dissembled and bifurcated to other branches. The Curtiss Wright Cyclone 18 R-3350 was first run in 193 and had one of the most powerful radial engines produced in the United States. Using 18 cylinders, which gave it a displacement of 3,342 cubic inches, its maiden application was for the Boeing B-29 US Air Force Bomber. Whereby the Cyclone 18 became the engine of choice for large military and civilian aircraft into the 1950s.
However, the designer has carefully disassembled the Curtis Wright R3350 motor from a Lockheed L-1649 Super Starliner and specifies that with only three such aircraft left behind in existence, the product gains an antique as well as novel value. He then modified it with finest materials and craftsmanship into a contemporary tea-table. He used 304L Stainless Steel to yield the polished steel finishing to the table. To add to its vintage value let me specify that the designer has included several vintage coins, of about 9 Liberty Silver Dollars and 4 Standing Liberty Â½ dollars, to complete its gizmo look.
The modernistic coffee table that can re-charge your cup of tea with fervent passion, yields itself well to any flexible configuration or placement of table top to suit the demand of the room or surroundings. The table that could be yours to say,is delivered with assurance of unmatched sturdiness and capability to support a glass top of upto 8 foot, of any shape or thickness. Priced at $29,995, the table is a work of art customized and delivered free within the Continental USA.