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#1 2banaviator

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 12:29 AM

Hi all, new to the forum,
 
I've been a collector of military aviation artifacts and instruments for years, and thought it was time to join the community!
 
I've recently posted warbird instruments, indicators, and gauges on-line at AeroAntique http://aeroantique.com/
There you will find military aviation artifacts, primarily instruments, from the 1940s thru 1970's available. Many items are listed with photos and description, but you'll also find items by type, manufacturer, and part number on searchable tables. A master inventory list can be downloaded for future reference. Some helpful instrument reference documents are available to download as pdf's at no charge.
 
Most items were procured by an instrument repair business during the 80's-90's in bulk buys during the closure/liquidations of US military air bases. You will also see several interesting artifacts procured for our 'private collection' (e.g. a Wimperis bombsight) that you might enjoy.
 
The mission is to get these instruments back into circulation for restoration projects or collectors where they can do some good. Proceeds are used to procure other interesting artifacts (e.g., that Wimperis bombsight), enjoy them, then eventually donate them to aviation museums when its time to close the door.
 
Please feel free to reach out anytime.
 
JT
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Posted 22 November 2016 - 08:34 PM

Welcome to the community. I hope you have a great time here.

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 09:37 PM

Thanks Jeff.

 

I like to encourage those interested in military aviation history to have a small collection of artifacts (1-3 items) displayed for friends and family.  What occurs when they see them is quite interesting: 

 

Folks visually stumble upon the items, which are very unique, and invariably ask about them.  If you've done just a small bit of research, you can engage them with very compelling stories that relate the courage, intelligence, and compassion of those who designed or relied upon these items and contributed to history of mankind in our century.  

 

For example, I have an early 1900's tachometer that is identical to the one used in Lindbergh's Spirit of St Louis, which leads to a story about the adventure of flying across the Atlantic on instruments and dead-reckoning.  I have a cockpit window to a B-17 bomber, and we imagine the flak witnessed in front of the pilot through that window.  A machspeed indicator leads to a conversation of how challenging it was for a human to achieve and surpass the speed of sound. 

 

These artifacts reflect the 20th century history of man, of technology, and of geopolitics.  What a terrific way to share this history with others.


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Posted 22 November 2016 - 10:12 PM

Historical fire with a touch of romanticism. Beautiful, just beautiful.






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