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Posted 6 years ago


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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.


  1. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 6 years ago
    Thank you BELLIN68!!
  2. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 6 years ago
    Thanks vanskyock24!!
  3. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 6 years ago
    Nice ay !!
  4. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 6 years ago
    Thank you for the *love* and the comment Hedge!!
  5. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
    missed this, very nice,"Bombs Away" :-)))
  6. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 4 years ago
    Thanks Kerry, I appreciate it buddy!
  7. jonima jonima, 4 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, 4 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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