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    Posted 10 years ago

    aycockonxion
    (124 items)

    Couldn't believe this when I saw it. The auctioneer, and nobody else in the crowd, had any idea what it was. I overheard one guy say he thought it was a paperweight. It is FAR from a paperweight. This was quite possibly used in a World War II bomber. As you can see on the tag, it is dated 3-1-1945. Given the date, it could be more likely that it was in service after the war in a training bomber or in Korea, but the end of WWII is still possible. From what I can tell, Sperry made a lot of bomb sights and other avionics even before they became known as Sperry Corporation in 1933. This is a Type C-1, Part Number 657069. I would love to figure out the rest of the apparatus that this attached to and put it all together.

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    Comments

    1. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 10 years ago
      Thank you BELLIN68!!
    2. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 10 years ago
      Thanks vanskyock24!!
    3. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 10 years ago
      Nice ay !!
    4. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 10 years ago
      Thank you for the *love* and the comment Hedge!!
    5. kerry10456 kerry10456, 8 years ago
      missed this, very nice,"Bombs Away" :-)))
    6. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 8 years ago
      Thanks Kerry, I appreciate it buddy!
    7. jonima jonima, 8 years ago
      The name on it states Air Forces Inspector, U.S. Army. That dates it to before 1947. The Air Force became a separate branch on 18 Sep 47.
    8. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the comment jonima. Looks to me like it was actually inspected last on March 1, 1945. As it turns out, I sold this thing a while back for $85. I had bought it for $1 at the junk auction, so I figure I did alright!

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