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Item 6090 - Guenter Wendt’s Liberty Bell 7 Recovery Cable and Towline Catalog 474 (Apr 2016)

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Two relics from the 1999 recovery of the Liberty Bell 7 capsule from the ocean floor, including: a 1.75″ long segment of fiber optic cable and a 3″ long section of towline. In very good condition. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from padleader Guenter F. Wendt, in full: “Section of fiber optic cable and towline to pull up the Mercury capsule from 16,000ยด of ocean.” Also includes a press kit about the recovery of the capsule and subsequent touring exhibition. The Guenter Wendt Collection, ex. Ken Havekotte.

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