Kit, Photo Interpretation, Felsenthal, Type BS-9A, partial

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This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Kit, Photo Interpretation, Felsenthal, Type BS-9A, partial

Collection Item Summary:

U.S. Air Force photo interpreters used the precision viewers and measuring instruments contained in this type of kit to study aerial photographs. Several items from the kit are displayed here. The reverse side of a standard slide rule. Aerial Photographic Computer, Type A-1

This updated version of the Type A-1 computer, first developed by Amron Katz, has special scales for aerial photography. It is placed on the reverse side of a standard slide rule.

10-Inch Proportional Divider

The divider measures proportions from 2:1 to 10:1.

6-Inch, 11-Point Divider

This proportional divider is designed so the tiny points do not cover any pertinent areas of the photo.

2 and 4 Magnification Stereoscopes

A stereoscope allows an interpreter to view photos as three-dimensional images.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number

A19771915000

Physical Description

Kit contains 17 items, see accession worksheets.

Credit Line

Gift of Ben W. Rau

Country of Origin

United States of America

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Type

EQUIPMENT-Photographic