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Charlie16
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posted 12-07-2017 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Charlie16   Click Here to Email Charlie16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know about this object? Is it a real part of the Apollo spacecraft panels, maybe Block I? Thanks for your assistance.

David Carey
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posted 12-07-2017 03:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Carey   Click Here to Email David Carey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Couldn't find anything quite like this in either Block I or Block II CM panel photos/diagrams.

While the panel meter shape is common, the largely-white scale would appear to be at odds with the largely-black faces of CM I/II (and LM) meters of this type.

Maybe someone with more comprehensive info can pin it to CM flight instrumentation but at the moment I'd guess Ground Support Equipment (GSE) or related.

Lunar rock nut
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posted 12-08-2017 08:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will try and contact a former Rockwell electrical engineer and see what he says.

Andy Anderson
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posted 12-08-2017 07:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Andy Anderson   Click Here to Email Andy Anderson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While I am no expert, I think this type of meter had multiple uses to display analog data at various consoles at NASA facilities.

This blurry screenshot from the NASA film "This Is Mission Control" shows one similar to yours on the lower part of the EECOM console.

SpaceAholic
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posted 12-08-2017 08:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Someone purchased themselves a $250 fishing lure unless they are into GSE.

Lunar rock nut
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posted 12-09-2017 08:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have not heard from my contact at this time. It has been several years since my last contact with him. I would trust Scott's suspicion about this though.

Plus it would appear the seller has either re-listed the same item or another identical one. Looking at the new listing it appears to be the same one or at least the same photos. The serial numbers are identical.

Charlie16
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posted 12-09-2017 11:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Charlie16   Click Here to Email Charlie16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The object is not part of the command module or the lunar module. Even in the consoles, the metal strip is not found. Thank you all.

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