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    Rarely offered, in amazing condition

    Mercury-Era Goodrich Mark IV Full Pressure Suit Helmet, as Used in the Film The Right Stuff, Complete with Oxygen Hose, Communications Cable, and Case. A fabulous example of this desirable helmet, a slightly-modified version of which was worn by the Mercury astronauts. Everything is in working order: regulator, headphones, microphone, and head size netting adjustment. Even the rubber face seal is intact and not damaged. Printed markings inside read: "Headpiece, MK IV Mod 2/ Full Pressure Suit/ Type III/ Mfg'd by the B. F. Goodrich Co./ Date Mfg'd 11 63/ Contract No. N383-82965A/ Bureau of Naval Weapons/ 3848" Handwritten above is: "RH8475-966-5545-LF50". This particular helmet was purportedly used in the movie The Right Stuff; though we're not sure which actor wore. This is the very rare white version, and the black sun visor was removed for the movie to more closely resemble the actual Mercury helmets (the visor has since been re-attached). Includes original case. Note that the oxygen hose and communication cord are included but detached. If desired, they can be easily re-attached using the oxygen fitting on the regulator and the four comm. connectors on the back of the helmet. This is exactly the "right stuff" for your Space collection! Helmet in fine condition, case shows wear.



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    Auction Dates
    November, 2016
    11th Friday
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