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Irregular shape w/electric lead; bubble type; fitted case w/accessories.
This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Transferred from the U.S. Navy
United States Bureau of Standards, Bureau of Aeronautics
United States of America
Non-Magnetic White Metal
Possible Radium Paint
Organic Fiber Thread
3-D (Overall): 20.3 × 15.6 × 12.7cm (8 in. × 6 1/8 in. × 5 in.)
National Air and Space Museum
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