Lot #2192
Apollo Command Module Block 1 and Block 2 Control Panel Components

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Estimate: $2500+

Description

Collection of twelve Apollo Command Module Block 1 and Block 2 mock-up control panel components, primarily consisting of electroluminescent overlays. The Apollo spacecraft saw the first application of electroluminescent lighting, which generated a blue glow that allowed astronauts to sleep or run exercises that required low light within the module. This grouping includes a fuse panel with glued-on fuse holder caps (marked on the reverse with part numbers "V36-762014-11" and "V36-762013-21"); a large panel marked "8" on the face; a trapezoid-shaped panel marked "306" on the face; two different communications panels with markings related to volume and radio controls (one marked on the reverse with a manufacture date of "8-70"); a panel marked "VHF Antenna"; a panel with markings for fuel cells, with a manufacture date of "12-67" on the reverse; a panel with markings for power switches, with a manufacture date of "8-69" on the reverse; a "Systems Test" panel marked "101" on the face; a panel with an "Abort System" section; a lighting panel with a manufacture date of "12-67" on the reverse; and an electrical power circuit breaker panel marked "275," with a plate on the bottom piece identifying it as part number "V36-452050-901." The panels measure between and 8.75″ x 4.25″ and 24″ x 12″. In overall very good to fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Science & Technology and Space Exploration
  • Dates: #588 - Ended July 16, 2020