Brush-Scribe-Lens, Apollo

The brush-scribe-lens was intended to aid the astronaut in observing and marking hand-sized specimens of lunar rocks. The brush-scribe-lens was carried on Apollo 12 and 14 as part of the tool complement for the small tool carrier. References about the use of this tool on the Moon are scarce and it is likely that it was not actually used by the lunar astronauts.

This particular unit was not flown and was likely used for training. It was transferred to the Smithsonian in 1971.

Transferred from the NASA - Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
NASA Manned Spacecraft Center

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
EQUIPMENT-Lunar

Materials
Carbide scribe tip
Aluminum
Steel
Glass
graphite
bronze plating
Dimensions
Overall: 2 in. tall x 2 in. wide x 8 in. deep, 0.5 lb. (5.1 x 5.1 x 20.3cm, 0.2kg)

The brush-scribe-lens was intended to aid the astronaut in observing and marking hand-sized specimens of lunar rocks. The brush-scribe-lens was carried on Apollo 12 and 14 as part of the tool complement for the small tool carrier. References about the use of this tool on the Moon are scarce and it is likely that it was not actually used by the lunar astronauts.

This particular unit was not flown and was likely used for training. It was transferred to the Smithsonian in 1971.

Transferred from the NASA - Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
NASA Manned Spacecraft Center

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
EQUIPMENT-Lunar

Materials
Carbide scribe tip
Aluminum
Steel
Glass
graphite
bronze plating
Dimensions
Overall: 2 in. tall x 2 in. wide x 8 in. deep, 0.5 lb. (5.1 x 5.1 x 20.3cm, 0.2kg)

ID: A19850614000