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This object is on display in the Time and Navigation exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
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National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Time and Navigation
Gift of William D. Parker
United States of America
HAZMAT: Possible Cadmium Plating
Copper, Wood, Natural Fabric, Adhesive, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Rubber (Silicone)
3-D: 62.2 x 61.6 x 10.2cm (24 1/2 x 24 1/4 x 4 in.)
National Air and Space Museum
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