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From: Fairfax, VA, USA
Registered: Feb 2007

posted 11-12-2017 07:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I spotted an item at an auction today reasonably nearby in Maryland. It was a "comfort glove" as worn by Apollo astronauts under their main space suit gloves, labeled "Bean."

I use the word "was" from my perspective — even though I bid quite high because of the historical interest and sentimental value I have for Apollo 12, I was beat by someone who called this morning with an absentee bid. Dang.

I'd still like to know if anyone can give me any opinions or facts they have about this item. The part number, A7L-103056, matches that of the flown gloves. But I know that's less specific than serial number, and there was no documentation for this glove. Were spares made, meaning this was probably a spare?

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From: Paris, France
Registered: Aug 2003

posted 11-13-2017 01:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Likely a spare or training version but very nice in any case. Plus some intriguing name tags which look hemmed and/or velcroed.

Would be interesting to see what else came from the same collection.

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