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blueangels1
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posted 12-28-2006 02:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for blueangels1   Click Here to Email blueangels1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello everyone,

I was wondering if someone could help me with information on an Apollo era Lock Observer Suit. The Collar tag reads:

Lock Observer Suit
BW-1000-001
Contract NO. 97720
Size: 40 Long S/N: 1113
Date: 4/4/68
B. Welson Co., INC.

I appreciate all your time, help and information. I have a few pictures if needed. Again thank you.
http://www.villagephotos.com/pubbrowse.asp?folder_id=1803125

[Edited by blueangels1 (December 29, 2006).]

Matt T
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posted 12-28-2006 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Matt T   Click Here to Email Matt T     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi,

I've done some document digging for you and I'm pretty sure this is what you have -


Designed for use by the manlock observers in the LTA-8 thermal vacuum tests of the LM. You can read all about it here -

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19700024466_1970024466.pdf


Also I think you can see the suited observer at the right of this picture, the boots certainly look similar -
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/alsj/misc/apmisc-S68-22271.jpg


Hope that helps,
Matt

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posted 12-28-2006 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for blueangels1   Click Here to Email blueangels1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you Matt,

for the great information, and quick response.

Jerry

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posted 12-28-2006 07:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LCDR Scott Schneeweis   Click Here to Email LCDR Scott Schneeweis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Jerry..nice to see another "squid" on the forum..are you doing the F/A-18 thing out of Miramar?

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posted 12-28-2006 10:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for blueangels1   Click Here to Email blueangels1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Scott,

Great to hear from you, I'm still out at CNAF aka AIRPAC in North Island, traded in my wrenches for a Desk.....

Jerry

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Originally posted by LCDR Scott Schneeweis:
Hey Jerry..nice to see another "squid" on the forum..are you doing the F/A-18 thing out of Miramar?


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