Lot 9537: Collection of 15 glossy photos, 8.5 x 11 and 11 x 8.5, issued by the Collins Radio Company, a firm which provided complete communications systems for Project Mercury to McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, the prime contractor for NASA's manned satellite. The photos depict the numerous engineers and the various stages of antenna testing done at the Collins Antenna laboratory in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, many of which feature full-scale test mockup models of the Mercury capsule. Reverse of each photo bears a printed release date and photo caption. Also included is a two-page Collins Radio Company press release, dated July 6, , and a 78-page Collins Radio Company general catalog for 1959. In overall fine condition, with a tear to one photo, and two photos stapled together. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, postmarked May 18, 1959.
RR Auction's Space and Aviation Auction 463
Thursday, 22nd October 2015
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