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posted 11-18-2012 04:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LeeU   Click Here to Email LeeU     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was wondering if anyone has seen a set of these?
  • R3896-5 F-1 Engine Ground Support Equipment T.O. from 15 January 14 1964 last updated 5 October 1972
  • R3896-3 F-1 Engine Maintenance and Repair T.O. from 11 April 1969, last updated 9 May 1969
  • Propulsion Field Laboratory Mechanics Handbook
All three are in complete and excellent condition.

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posted 11-18-2012 09:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LeeU   Click Here to Email LeeU     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These are the first TO's or the first manuals for the F-1's because these came from the actual test stand at Edwards AFB. All the change pages, etc. are in the TO's.

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posted 11-18-2012 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LeeU   Click Here to Email LeeU     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted 11-22-2012 02:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LeeU   Click Here to Email LeeU     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What would these books be worth if I was to sell them? Thanks.

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posted 11-22-2012 04:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LOR   Click Here to Email LOR     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Mechanics Manual is selling for $98 dollars (Amazon) and I would say that the other volumes would be roughly the same price (if not a bit less).

I appreciate the beauty of the diagrams and how unique these documents are. However, in my humble opinion, some factors prevent them from being more valuable in monetary terms:

  1. Not directly associated with astronauts or signed by one of them (the celebrity factor). Also, they are not flown items.

  2. Not attractive enough to show in a home display (the wow factor) as these are utilitarian documents and not showpieces

  3. They do not contain a narrative, but are a set of technical orders not meant for casual reading and usually hard to interpret without the appropriate context (I've reviewed the LEM tech orders and that was the issue I found with them).

  4. They are primary historiographical sources, but I believe they are not enough to write the next "Stages to Saturn" as they do not comprise the entire story and can only work as a reference material to confirm witness' accounts or additional sources.
I base my above observations on my experience with CM manuals, LEM assembly manuals and TOs and various radar, communications, and QA manuals from the Apollo era.

I would suggest you consign them to an auction house to see if they can drive a higher price. By the way, I am in no way related to any auction house.

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posted 11-22-2012 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LeeU   Click Here to Email LeeU     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, I doubt the small manual is on Amazon, it was written for Test Stand 2A at Edwards, thanks for the input.

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posted 11-22-2012 09:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LOR   Click Here to Email LOR     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is the manual I am talking about. Hard to tell for sure, but looks similar.

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posted 11-23-2012 07:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LeeU   Click Here to Email LeeU     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That does look like the same one, there is only about six pages that are for the Rocket Propulsion Lab at Edwards AFB in my book, bet they just add pages for specific sites.

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