DescriptionApollo 16 Lunar Module Flown Book Clamp Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander John Young, Certified and Signed. A spring-loaded gray metal clip, overall size (closed) of 2.25" x 2.5" x 2"; the jaws open to hold 2"+ and it has a 1" square piece of Velcro on the back. The engraved NASA part and serial numbers are as follows: "P/N SEB32100099-301/ S/N 1021 ASSY." This is described in the Apollo 16 stowage list as a "CLAMP, BOOK" and would have been used in the LM Orion to hold items such as checklists open and attaching them to the cabin wall or control panel. Excellent condition.
Young has certified this item on the front side: "Flown/ John Young".
Included with this lot is a Letter of Certification signed "John W. Young" on his personal stationery, stating: "I hereby certify that the accompanying Book Clamp, serial number SEB 32100099-301 S/N 1021 ASSY, was flown with me to the moon and used in the LM on the lunar surface during the mission April 16-27, 1972. It has been a part of my personal collection since the mission."
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