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johnmknight
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From: Saint Joseph, MI, USA
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posted 01-03-2014 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmknight   Click Here to Email johnmknight     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am trying to see if a Roto-Tellite I have was used by NASA, the USAF or a contractor.

It is a 8 light module, 4 wide by 2 high.

Part No. 402-D-1
Date of Mfg. 7/63
Cust. Ref. No. 1A02424-543
Pat No. 2,769,974
The labels are (top row, left to right):
LH2 FILL AND DRAIN OPENED,LOX FILL AND DRAIN OPENED, SPARE, SPARE
(bottom row) LH2 FILL AND DRAIN CLOSED, LOX FILL AND DRAIN CLOSED, SPARE, SPARE
Any information or advice on helping connect this part to its panel and use would be greatly appreciated!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-25-2017 09:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A collectSPACE reader working to restoring a similar panel for a museum came across this post and offered the following:
The modules were used in the launch control boards for the Atlas Missile silos built in the late 60s.

Glint
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posted 07-25-2017 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glint   Click Here to Email Glint     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Or maybe a panel from a Saturn 1B firing room? Notice the similarity in configured lights in the "Simulation" and "Preparation" panels shown in this image.

I suppose these could have been standard parts used in many applications, but the actual button labels would be mission specific for the particular unit in question.

randyc
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posted 07-25-2017 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randyc   Click Here to Email randyc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Atlas launch vehicles that were deployed in silos used RP-1 and LOX as propellants, not LH2 and LOX.

PeterO
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posted 07-25-2017 03:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In addition, all Atlas ICBMs, including the silo-based Atlas F, were phased out by mid-1965, so the silos were not constructed in the "late 60s."

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