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Rick Boos
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posted 12-02-2012 08:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Boos   Click Here to Email Rick Boos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was wondering if anyone has photos or diagrams of the cookie cutter that was first employed on Gus Grissom's Mercury-Redstone 4 Liberty Bell 7 flight that they could post? It was used to cut the whip antenna. Thanks.

Lou Chinal
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posted 12-07-2012 05:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rick, I know what your talking about. But after looking though my stuff I coludn't find a picture. Sorry.

Rick Boos
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posted 12-10-2012 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Boos   Click Here to Email Rick Boos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you Lou! I have hunted for years and came up empty handed. I talked to Jim Lewis on Saturday and he has been trying to find photos for a project he has been working on also and has had no luck. I think the reason it is so hard to find anything about it is because it was only used on the MR-4 mission.

Lou Chinal
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posted 02-01-2013 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have you ever seen Liberty Bell in person? I seen to remember the hoisting cable was still attatched to the recovery loop.

Rick Boos
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posted 02-02-2013 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Boos   Click Here to Email Rick Boos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, I've seen the spacecraft. What I am referring to is the cutting device used to cut the whip antenna. It was first used on MR-4 and never used again. I've talked to Jim Lewis and John Reinhard and they don't have any photos of it either. The two poles used can be seen in the open bay of huntclub one on Spacecraft films but not the cutter itself. I've also checked all the old Mercury manuals with no luck.

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