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benguttery
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posted 04-09-2010 10:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for benguttery   Click Here to Email benguttery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For the last 40+ years there has been a museum of transportation southwest of Fort Worth, Texas. This museum has closed. The majority of the collection -- automobiles -- will be auctioned on June 5 by RM Auctions.

The Pate Museum of Transportation's Grumman HU-16 is being disassembled now for a trip to Clearwater, FL, for a Coast Guard memorial.

They had a nice space collection, too, including a Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo capsules of various types. Almost all of these had spacesuit mock-ups in them. They had a container for a monkey called a "chimp couch."

I suggest looking at Flickr.com and searching under "Pate Museum" to look at the stuff.

I have asked the current owner about her plans for the non-automotive stuff and will post it here.

benguttery
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posted 04-10-2010 08:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for benguttery   Click Here to Email benguttery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry people... this has turned into a news item, not a possible auction... the space stuff from Pate is going to a museum in Lansing, Illinois.

Editor's note: Thread moved from Auctions to Space Places forum.

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