Scarce 1950s C-97A, KC-97, etc. Load Adjustor in Earlier USAAF Leather Case
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Scarce 1950s C-97A, KC-97, etc. Load Adjustor in Earlier USAAF Leather Case

Code: afpg40097c


SOLD!!! No Longer Available!

Product Description

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WE ARE OUT OF THE OFFICE!!!... We are OUT OF THE OFFICE for the NEXT TEN 10 DAYS, From Monday 10/18/21 until Wednesday 10/27/21 09/24, WITH LITTLE OR NO SHIPPING CAPABILITIES until our Return to THE OFFICE From our Travels to the Police Collectors National in St. Charles Missouri on Thursday October 28th.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifacts here on our site to add to your collection, BUT Please Note that we will be OUT OF THE OFFICE, from Monday 10/18/21 through Wednesday 10/27/21, and We will be UNABLE TO SHIP, until our return the Office on Thursday 10/28/21, at which time we will resume NORMAL SHIPPING CAPABILITIES. But, during our time away, we will be happy to accept any orders and get the ordered artifacts marked as SOLD right away.
Thank you, Ron & Kana


ARTIFACT: This is a scarce circa 1950s load adjustor for the Boeing C-97A, KC-97 and other variants of the Stratofreighter aircraft, all used by the United States Air Force between 1947 and 1958. in an earlier USAAF leather case. This technical instrument made of celluloid and wood was probably manufactured in the early to mid-1950s, and saw use right up through the Vietnam War. Based upon its earlier relative the B-29 bomber, this transport aircraft saw service during the Berlin Airlift. The instrument determines loading range by sliding the middle part of the adjuster along according to weight and an index formula.

VINTAGE: Circa 1950s.

SIZE: Approximately 13" in length and 1-1/8" in thickness and 2-1/2" in width (cased); 12-3/8" x 1-3/4" uncased, closed.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Celluloid, wood, leather.

ATTACHMENT: Strap for tongue on case.

MARKINGS: Cox & Stevens Aircraft Corp. Mineola, N.Y E999; some tape labels on case; Cox & Stevens info stamped under case flap.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Air Force aircraft instrument collection that we will be listing more of over the next few months. VCEX14 LACEX1/14 SLHEX7/16 psSLIJX07/16 SIJX05/19

CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine-Excellent): The instrument has little wear.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.