RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Science and Technology

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Boasting nearly 1,000 lots in a variety of genres, RR Auction's June Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale is highlighted by a Science and Technology section that includes a Lunar Module rotational hand controller, letters by Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein, rare early computer hardware, and more. Other top lots include Apollo 14 moonwalker Edgar Mitchell's lunar surface-worn backpack strap, a letter by Joseph Stalin with a hammer-and-sickle sketch, a Beatles-signed promo slick for A Hard Day's Night, hand-drawn plans from Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin studio, and signed letters by luminaries like Davy Crockett, Paul Gauguin, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sigmund Freud, Richard Wagner, and Claude Monet. RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted auction house specializing in historical autographs and artifacts. Join us as we make history selling history in June 2019.
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
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Erwin Schrodinger253 - Erwin Schrodinger
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Nobel Prize-winning Austrian theoretical physicist (1887–1961) who achieved fame for his contributions to quantum mechanics, known especially for form
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Nikola Tesla254 - Nikola Tesla
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Rare and highly desirable AQS in pencil on the reverse of a 3 x 1.5 calling card belonging to Charles A. Bragg. The quote, in full: "Throughout...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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EAI MiniAC Analog Computer with Repetitive Operation Display Unit and Variplotter255 - EAI MiniAC Analog Computer with Repetitive Operation Display Unit and Variplotter
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EAI MiniAC analog computer with EAI Repetitive Operation Display Unit (RPI 0314) and EAI Variplotter 1110 plotter unit: the MiniAC measures 32.5 x 22
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Simulator 240 Analog Computer with Patchboard256 - Simulator 240 Analog Computer with Patchboard
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240 Simulator analog computer made by Simulators, Inc. of Northbrook, Illinois. The main 240 Simulator unit measures 20 x 26 x 22, and features colorf
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Wild BC-4 Ballistic Camera System257 - Wild BC-4 Ballistic Camera System
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Impressive Wild Heerbrugg BC-4 ballistic camera system, designed for optical tracking of satellites and missiles with photogrammetric geodetic positio
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Wild T4 First Order Theodolite258 - Wild T4 First Order Theodolite
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Remarkable Wild Heerbrugg T4 astronomical theodolite, renowned as one of the largest and most precise instruments ever made for geodetic astronomy and
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Aircraft Flight Controller Data Recorder259 - Aircraft Flight Controller Data Recorder
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Aircraft flight controller data recorder, measuring 6? x 11? x 6?, with a plate on the side reading: "RO-311/AKQ-1, Ser. No. 0007, Pt No Mfr. 9...
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Early Computer Artifact Collection260 - Early Computer Artifact Collection
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Uncommon collection of early computer parts, including: a group of four 7 x 5.5 circuit boards manufactured by Abacus Incorporated, with three designa
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Autocad Software for Drafting Set of Manuals261 - Autocad Software for Drafting Set of Manuals
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Collection of manuals, reference books, and floppy disks for Autodesk's AutoCAD (Release 12), including: installation and performance guides; fu...
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Bafco Frequency Response Analyzer from Rockwell Downey and Plasma Power Supply Panel262 - Bafco Frequency Response Analyzer from Rockwell Downey and Plasma Power Supply Panel
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Two pieces of hardware: a Bafco Model 916 frequency response analyzer (which the consignor notes was used at the North American Rockwell plant in Down
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BQM-34 Drone Radio Receiver-Transmitter Tracking Beacon and Autonetic Verdan Disc Memory263 - BQM-34 Drone Radio Receiver-Transmitter Tracking Beacon and Autonetic Verdan Disc Memory
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Two items: a BQM-34 drone radio receiver-transmitter tracking beacon mounted on a metal plate, measuring 17.5? x 9? x 4?, with tags on the main tubes
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Vint Cerf264 - Vint Cerf
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American Internet pioneer (born 1943) and one of 'the fathers of the Internet,' who developed TCP/IP technology and the first commercial ema...
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Computer Test Display Control Panel265 - Computer Test Display Control Panel
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Computer control panel marked "Test Display" and "Test Control," measuring 19? x 14?, with banks of error lights, input switches...
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Robert Dennard266 - Robert Dennard
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American electrical engineer (born 1932) who invented dynamic random access memory (DRAM), more colloquially called RAM, which is used in computers, g
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Digital Tape Flight Recorder With Spare Tape267 - Digital Tape Flight Recorder With Spare Tape
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Digital flight tape recorder manufactured by the Data Science Corporation of San Diego, housed in a heavy-duty 9? x 6? x 9? gray metal case, with a la
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DLA Test Panels Lot of (2)268 - DLA Test Panels Lot of (2)
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Pair of DLA test panels, measuring 19? x 5.25?, with each featuring numerous knobs on the face and rainbow ribbon cables to the rear. In overall very
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DNA: James D. Watson269 - DNA: James D. Watson
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Vintage glossy 4.75 x 6.75 photo of Watson holding a model of the double helix structure of DNA, signed in fountain pen with his rare full name, &qu...
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DNA: James D. Watson270 - DNA: James D. Watson
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Signed book: The Double Helix. Later printing. NY: W. W. Norton, 1980. Softcover, 5 x 8.25, 298 pages. Signed on the title page in black ballpoint, ...
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Electromechanical Computer Module271 - Electromechanical Computer Module
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Interesting electromechanical computer module, measuring approximately 14? x 6.5? x 3.5?, marked on one side of the metal chassis, "65069-304 1...
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Viktor Frankl272 - Viktor Frankl
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Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist, writer, and Holocaust survivor (1905–1997) known for his bestseller Man's Search for Meaning. Glossy 7 x 5 G...
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Gyroscope Collection273 - Gyroscope Collection
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Collection of gyroscopes and related devices, including: a Singer Rate Integrating Gyroscope; a Humphrey Rotatable Directional Gyroscope; a Humphrey V
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Otto Hahn274 - Otto Hahn
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German chemist (1879–1968) who won the 1944 Nobel Prize for the discovery of nuclear fission. Vintage glossy 4 x 5.75 photo of Hahn at a conference, s
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Peter Higgs275 - Peter Higgs
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Theoretical physicist (born 1929) who earned a Nobel Prize for his work on the mass of subatomic particles; he famously predicted the existence of a n
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High Precision Optical Refractometer276 - High Precision Optical Refractometer
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A high precision Abbe 3L optical refractometer manufactured by Bausch & Lomb, 6? x 12.75? x 10.5?, consisting of upper eyepiece, thermometer, co...
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William Jackson Hooker277 - William Jackson Hooker
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English systematic botanist and organizer, and botanical illustrator (1785–1865) who held the post of Regius Professor of Botany at Glasgow University
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Hydrogen Air Fuel Cell Demonstrator278 - Hydrogen Air Fuel Cell Demonstrator
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Vintage "Hydrogen Air-Fuel Cell" demonstrator box made by Electro-Optical Systems of Pasadena, California, measuring 5.25? x 7.75? x 3.5?,...
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Hydrogen/Oxygen Fuel Cell Demonstrator279 - Hydrogen/Oxygen Fuel Cell Demonstrator
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Appealing vintage circa 1960s/70s Bacon-type hydrogen/oxygen fuel cell demonstrator, measuring approximately 5? x 9? x 7?, featuring two circular gaug
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Internet Pioneers280 - Internet Pioneers
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Group of six business cards, each 3.5 x 2, signed on the front or back in ink or felt tip by the respective Internet pioneer, including: Vint Cerf, on
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Kodak High Speed Camera281 - Kodak High Speed Camera
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Vintage Kodak High Speed Camera, measuring 12.5? x 12? x 9?, with a plate on the rear, reading: "Kodak High Speed Camera, Made in Rochester, N....
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Max von Laue282 - Max von Laue
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German physicist (1879–1960) who won the 1914 Nobel Prize in Physics for his research related to the diffraction of X-rays by crystals. Striking matte
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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I. M. Levitt283 - I. M. Levitt
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Astronomer-scientist (1907–2004) associated with the Franklin Institute, known for his pioneering work on the Martian clock and calendar. Vintage glos
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Guglielmo Marconi284 - Guglielmo Marconi
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TLS signed “G. Marconi,” one page, 8 x 10, Marconi House letterhead, February 2, 1931. Letter to Mary F. Shaffner, in full: "Please accept my s...
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Non-Dispersive Infrared Carbon Monoxide Sensor285 - Non-Dispersive Infrared Carbon Monoxide Sensor
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Rack-mountable non-dispersive infrared carbon monoxide sensor manufactured by P. K. Morgan Ltd of Chatham, Kent, England, measuring 19? x 7? x 13?, wi
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Pair of BP Cavituri Valves with Gold Plating286 - Pair of BP Cavituri Valves with Gold Plating
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Attractive pairing of gold-plated BP Cavituri Valves made by Moog Inc., both 14.25 x 8.75 x 5.25, each bearing red valve caps and two manufacturer lab
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Penta-Reflector for Alignment of Minuteman Rocket287 - Penta-Reflector for Alignment of Minuteman Rocket
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Available to US bidders only. A "Penta-Reflector, Model D614-112, Serial No. 3," made by Davidson Optronics, Inc. of West Covina, Californ...
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Philbrick Researches Universal Multiplier-Dividers and Operational Amplifiers288 - Philbrick Researches Universal Multiplier-Dividers and Operational Amplifiers
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Collection of six components manufactured by Philbrick Researches, including: two rack-mountable K5-M Universal Multiplier-Divider units, each measuri
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Physicists: Edward Teller and Karl T. Compton289 - Physicists: Edward Teller and Karl T. Compton
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Two items: a felt tip signature, “Edward Teller,” on an off-white 3 x 1 label affixed by Teller to a color glossy 5 x 7 photo; and a DS signed “Karl T
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Carl Sagan290 - Carl Sagan
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Signed book: Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors. First edition. NY: Random House, 1992. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 505 pages. Signed and inscr
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Jonas Salk291 - Jonas Salk
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Two items: a matte-finish 8 x 10 half-length photo of Salk holding up a case of vials in his laboratory, signed in black ink, "Jonas E. Salk&qu...
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Jonas Salk292 - Jonas Salk
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Four items: a matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of the creator of the first polio vaccine, signed in black ink, "Jonas E. Salk"; and a set of thre...
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Antonio Scarpa293 - Antonio Scarpa
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Italian anatomist (1752–1832) who wrote several important treatises on a wide range of anatomical and medical subjects. Scarce ALS in Italian, one pag
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Emilio Segre294 - Emilio Segre
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Italian-American physicist (1905–1989) who discovered the antiproton, worked as a group leader for the Manhattan Project, and won the 1959 Nobel Prize
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Harlow Shapley295 - Harlow Shapley
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American scientist and head of the Harvard College Observatory (1885–1972) who used RR Lyrae stars to estimate the size of the Milky Way Galaxy and th
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William Shockley296 - William Shockley
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American physicist (1910–1989) who won the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics for his development of the transistor. Original ballpoint sketch of a transisto
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Simtronix Environmental Monitoring System Sensor297 - Simtronix Environmental Monitoring System Sensor
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Large Simtronix Environmental Monitoring System submersible sensor, measuring 33.5? long and 8? in diameter, used to measure the underwater environmen
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Antique Slide Projector298 - Antique Slide Projector
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Antique slide projector, measuring 10? x 8? x 6.5?, featuring a lens on the front marked "S. V. E., Series 0A, 4? Focus." Retains the orig...
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Edward Teller299 - Edward Teller
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Hungarian-born nuclear physicist (1908–2003) who worked with Fermi on the Manhattan Project and later assumed a leading role in the development of the
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Collection of Test Equipment300 - Collection of Test Equipment
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Collection of six pieces of test equipment, including: a Bendix TS-2828/UQ Sonar Range Calibrator in a gray metal carrying case; a rack-mountable &q...
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Clyde W. Tombaugh301 - Clyde W. Tombaugh
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of an artist's conception of the planet Pluto, signed in black felt tip, "Discoverer of the 9th plane...
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Torpedo Gyro/Recorder Assembly and Miniature Military Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorder302 - Torpedo Gyro/Recorder Assembly and Miniature Military Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorder
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Two interesting pieces of military hardware: a panel marked "Exercise Assembly Torpedo Mark 64 Mod. 1," measuring 15.25? x 13? x 7?, featu...
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