Lot #3046
Deke Slayton Hand-Drawn Technical Diagram

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Early hand-drawn technical diagram by Deke Slayton on an off-white 17.25 x 12 fabric sheet, titled and signed along the bottom in ink, "Tool Post Assembly, Scale 3/4″ = 1″, June 5, 1947, University of Minnesota, Drawing 2-3B, D. K. Slayton, W-3." After being discharged from the Army, Slayton studied aeronautical engineering at the University of Minnesota. Here, he neatly drafts the workings of a tool post for one of his classes. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1949, and accepted a job as an engineer with Boeing. In fine condition.

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  • Auction Title: Space
  • Dates: #607 - Ended April 22, 2021