Lot 4037: Ford Missile Tracking Telescope
18th October 2018
Interesting missile tracking telescope manufactured by the Ford Motor Company's Aeronautic Division, measuring 15˝ x 6.5˝ x 3˝, with a US Government Property tag on the side, reading: "Tracker Assembly 3 Inch, Part Number SKIR 2315, Serial No. EX-2, Mfg. Date 7-27-63, Contract No. DA-04-495-ORD-1835." The telescope's lens has a 3˝ diameter. The main housing opens to reveal complex electromechanical mechanisms. In very good condition, with numerous scuffs, chips, and dings to the exterior. An intriguing optical device.
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