Faces From the Past #18


Max Schulze pours cocktails like the LZ-129 Frosted Cocktail (gin and orange juice) and the Maybach 12 (gin, kirsch and Benedictine) in the bar between the smoking room and the airlock on the German airship Hindenburg. Because of the highly flammable hydrogen on board, no one could leave the smoking room with a burning cigarette, cigar or pipe, and Schulze's duties included monitoring the airlock door.

3 comments:

Frank Van Haste said...

For anyone unfamiliar: LZ-129 was Hindenburg's national registration number. Maybach 12 refers to the 12 cylinder diesel engines built by Maybach that propelled the airship.

mister muleboy said...

Something tells me that these days one wouldn't find engineers working quite as hard to equip an airship with a smoking room.
Hydrogen or no hydrogen . . . .


oh, the humanity

swac said...

All I know is, I'm friggin' thirsty. Oh, the humidity...