Tracking Instrument, Flying Model Rocket

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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 is an early home-made tracking device from the 1950s made by an unknown individual. It has a sighting rod, azimuth and elevation indicators, for tracking flying model rockets. It is made of wood, metal, and plastic.

G. Harry Stine, one of the American pioneers in the field of flying rocket models, donated the artifact to the Museum in 1973.

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

Gift of G. Harry Stine

Materials

  • Wood
  • Paint
  • Steel
  • Plastic
  • Adhesive

Dimensions

  • Overall (assembled): 12 × 8 × 10 3/4 in. (30.5 × 20.3 × 27.3cm)
  • Other (main tracking instrument): 8 1/4 × 6 × 12 in. (21 × 15.2 × 30.5cm)
  • Other (base): 7 1/4 × 3 1/4 × 7 1/4 in. (18.4 × 8.3 × 18.4cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

MODELS-Miscellaneous

Inventory Number

A19930794000

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