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myrla1
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posted 12-22-2012 02:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for myrla1   Click Here to Email myrla1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can anyone provide information on the following artifact? I obtained it maybe seven years ago from a gentleman from Casselberry, Fla. who said it was part of or for an Apollo/Saturn rocket launch pad (if I remember correctly).

It is a piece of orange like painted/coated pipe, 8" long, 1" o.s. diameter and has the numbers 75MO8686-1A stamped on it. That number is followed by a circle with a side view of a space capsule (with the no. 8 or letter B in nose and the no. 205 in the body) and the date NOV 12 1968 stamped on it.

I had additional information on it, but unfortunately I can't find it. (Would have attached a photo, but could not figure out how.) Thanks.

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J.L
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posted 12-22-2012 03:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J.L   Click Here to Email J.L     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am leaning towards a photo related to Apollo 7 (SA-205) and this being a piece of Complex 34.

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posted 12-25-2012 11:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Boos   Click Here to Email Rick Boos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
J.L. Why do you believe this item to be from complex 34? Just curious?

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posted 12-26-2012 01:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for myrla1   Click Here to Email myrla1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The artifact seems to have never been used. There is still paint on the end sections on the pipe.

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posted 12-26-2012 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J.L   Click Here to Email J.L     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is there any chance you can post the photo that accompanied the artifact? I am only guessing based on your description of a vehicle "205" on it. That was the Saturn designation on Apollo 7, launched from Complex 34.

Since this appears to be the only evidence that accompanies to artifact, I am thinking the original owner might have included the photo for a reason. Of course if there is nothing in writing that really suggests it is definitely from Complex 34, we may never know.

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posted 12-26-2012 02:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for myrla1   Click Here to Email myrla1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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