Lot 9173: Apollo S-IVB Flexible Tubing Mount

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2015-10-06 13:10:01

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Lot 9173: Apollo S-IVB (Saturn V 3rd stage) lightweight flexible tubing mount manufactured by Robinson Vibrashock, measuring approximately 1? tall and 4? in diameter, bearing a George C. Marshall US Space Flight Center tag reading: "Resilient Mount, Two Inch Duct, Ass'y No. K2319-6, DAC Spec 1A49962-503, Contr. No. NAS7-101, Ser. No. 115, Date 10/66." The mount consists of a lightweight aluminum alloy frame lined with stainless steel mesh. In fine condition, with some marks and dings to the frame. These mounts were a novel way of dealing with holding tubing or pipes that might contain sub-freezing cryogenic propellants during tremendous force and vibration where rubber mounts would have failed. The tube would be held in place by the stainless steel mesh resistant to extreme heat and cold. RR Auction's Space and Aviation Auction 463 Thursday, 22nd October 2015 Estimate: $200-300
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