Lot #1
Otto Berg's V-2 Rocket Gyroscope

Estimate: $25000+

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Interesting gyroscope described by Otto Berg as a V-2 rocket gyro, measuring approximately 4″ x 3.5″ x 3.25″, possibly a prototype or a test unit. Through his work at the Naval Research Lab, Berg became a pioneer in the field of rocket science as a participant in early experiments that employed V-2 rockets captured from the Germans after World War II. Most screws on the unit are sealed with dabs of red paint as an anti-tamper or vibration indicator. Housed in a Pelican Vault case. In very good to fine condition.

From the collection of Dr. Otto Berg.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Science and Technology
  • Dates: November 18, 2022 - December 15, 2022