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I don't think it gets any rarer than this! The only other known Fairchild Maxson Mk1 Computer is on display in the Smithsonian. Now you can have the other! This is an early navigational computer that the Army tried out prior to WW2. They were too expensive and heavy and the contract was cancelled after the initial production run of 24 was completed. Howard Hughes did use one of these for his flight around the world in 1938. As you can see, this computer is in perfect condition and is complete with it's original wooden case and canvas carrying strap. The computer weighs about 35 pounds in the box. The Fairchild-Maxson line of position computer is an amazingly engineered mechanical computer in which data sets of different celestial tables were coded onto gears and cams in cassettes that plugged into the main unit. By inputting the elevation of a celestial body and the time, the device would compute a line of position eliminating a number of mathematical calculations.This thing is collectible on so many levels! Early Computer, Navigation, Army Air Force, Celebrity, Condition, Rarity, you name it, this computer has it going for it! Please contact me to make shipping arrangements. This is one of the best pieces that you will ever see. If this ships for less, i will refund the difference. I am also open to local pickup or meeting.
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