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Lou Chinal
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posted 04-14-2014 06:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
During the Mercury and Gemini program the helmet liners were custom molded to a individual (name of the person). Does anyone know if the no. 2 was ever used? Or possibly what it could refer to?

DG27
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posted 04-17-2014 09:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DG27     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gemini and Mercury helmet liners were quite different in their markings. Do you have a photo showing the liner and how the No.2 is marked?

DG27
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posted 04-26-2014 09:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DG27     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gemini helmet liners each had a printed tag with the name of the individual the liner was made for.

Mercury helmet liners had numbering written on the top of the liner. If the No. 2 you are referring to is the marking in the helmet for the Mercury suit that recently sold at Bohnams, the #2 marking you see in the photos is actually written on the inside of the helmet shell not the liner as that helmet did not have a full helmet liner since it was made as a display suit. The #2 is most likely the number of the display helmet.

Hope this helps.

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