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1940 Bendix Radio Direction Finder for the US Navy

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Johnsmith's loves351 of 1833Antique Simpson, Hall, Miller, & CO. Treble Plate Covered Butter Dish With Cow Finial Circa 1892 Salt Lake City , Utah Temple
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    Posted 4 years ago

    ho2cultcha
    (4909 items)

    I only know that these were used for navigating ships and planes back then. The last pic is of Amelia Earhart with hers. It is often blamed for her tragic loss. Apparently, hers never worked right. Hopefully this one is an improvement.

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    1. Caperkid, 4 years ago
      Great piece, love the Picture as well.
    2. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      This is really interesting to me, my Dad was a radioman (code operator, they did away with that job) for the US Navy during the Korean War, a bit later than the Earhart era but he must have used similar equipment. Thanks for posting
    3. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Cool piece of history-never seen one of these before-thanks for posting!
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      thanks Caper, Newfld, and Mrstyndall!

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