W.W.1 U.S MARK 1A HIGH ALTITUDE AERIAL BOMB SIGHT.ADVICE ON SALE NEEDED?

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  1. britrecko

    britrecko New Member

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    ON NOVEMBER 18TH THE FREDERICK PEARCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK ALONG WITH THE GORHAM COMPANY WERE GIVEN A CONTACT TO PRODUCE SEVERAL THOUSAND OF THESE BOMB SIGHTS WHICH IN 1921 AND 1923 WERE USED BY GENERAL MITCHELL'S BOMBERS TO SINK TWO CAPITAL SHIPS.THIS PROVIDED EVIDENCE OF THE VALUE OF AERIAL BOMBING ACCURACY AND THE NAVY'S SHIPS VULNERABILITY.THIS MARK 1A WAS PLACED ON OTHER TYPES U.S.BOMBER PLANES.
    THIS SIGHT IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION AND APPEARS COMPLETE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A THE FITTED BOX BEARING THE INSCRIPTION OF THE GORHAM COMPANY.I HAVE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED THE TECHNICAL DETAILS OF THE SIGHT'S CAPABILITIES AND USAGE DETAILS FROM TWO MILITARY MANUALS FROM THAT PERIOD. {THANK YOU GOOGLE BOOKS]
    I HAVE A FRIEND WHO HAS AN ADVANCED AND PRIVATELY DISPLAYED COLLECTION OF W.W.! MILITARY COLLECTIBLES.ON OTHER TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN US WE HAVE AGREED ON A FAIR MARKET PRICE BUT I CANNOT FIND ANY SALE VALUES ON THIS BOMB SIGHT OR EVEN IF IT IS A DESIRABLE COLLECTIBLE.I WOULD LIKE IT TO GO TO HIM BECAUSE I KNOW IT WILL BE PRESERVED AND APPRECIATED BY THOSE WHO US WHO HAVE SPENT FIFTY YEARS AS PRIVATE COLLECTORS. CAN ANYONE ADVISE ME PLEASE. I WILL BE HAPPY TO POST EXTRA DETAILED PHOTOGRAPHS I ANY OF THE FORUM MEMBERS WOULD WISH.
     

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    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty cool!
     
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