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    Mercury-Era Hardware: Comm Audio Control Panel Box. An extremely scarce and desirable piece from the earliest days of manned space travel. A 5" x 2.5" x 4" box with controls on the front: a "KEY" pushbutton; three gain controls labeled "HF", "UHF", and "CMD"; and a two-position "UHF DF" toggle switch- "R/T" and "NORM". On the back are two multi-pin connectors and a label that reads: "Control Panel", "Collins Radio Company", "Type 714U-1 Part 522 1812 024", "NAS 5-59", "U.S." and "R-15". This box was a part of the Mercury spacecraft Instrument Panel (diagram included). Also, a photo taken in-flight of John Glenn's Friendship 7 panel is included; it shows an identical box at lower right near his hand. On the top is a NASA Property sticker. Not tested. Fine condition.

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    November, 2012
    2nd Friday
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