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


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Product Description

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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.