Bottle, Carbon Dioxide, Maurer Camera, Gemini

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This CO2 bottle fits into a small slot on the magazines used with the Maurer 70mm cameras used on the last four flights of the Gemini program. The purpose of the CO2 cartridge was to release gas to press the film against the plate at the focal plane to eliminate any curl of the film at the moment of exposure.

NASA transferred this CO2 bottle to the Museum in 1971.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Synthetic Rubber, Adhesive

Dimensions

Overall: 3 1/4 x 3/4 x 13/16 in. (8.3 x 1.9 x 2.1cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Inventory Number

A19790280000