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WWII US Navy Rude Star Finder & Identifier, With Case, "Restricted," March 1942,

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<head></head><body><p>WWII US Navy Rude Star Finder & Identifier, With Case, "Restricted," March 1942, Original.&nbsp; </p> <p>H.O. No. 2102-C /&nbsp;HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE&nbsp;/ STAR FINDER AND IDENTIFIER / RUDE STAR FINDER AND IDENTIFIER (With Hydrographic Office Modifications)".&nbsp;&nbsp; <span class="maintext"><font face="Verdana" size="2">This star finder, designed for aeronautical use, was based on the Rude form as modified by Elmer Collins of the United States Hydrographic Office.&nbsp; It consists of a white plastic planisphere with the northern sky on one side and the southern on the other that shows all the stars in the American and the British Air Almanacs;&nbsp;seven clear plastic altitude-azimuth templates for use at different latitudes up to 85<sup>o</sup> north and south (it is missing 2 of these); an instruction card; and a leatherette container.&nbsp; It was published in March 1942 under the authority of the Secretary of the Navy.</font></span></p> <p>The black leatherette case is a bit dry but has no cracks or tears and the stitching around the perimeter is sound.&nbsp; The front of the case is embossed "RUDE STAR FINDER AND IDENTIFIER" and "No. 2102-C HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE (RESTRICTED)", which is faint.&nbsp; the contents inside the case are all fine and have no cracks or tears.&nbsp; The contents inside the case are all stamped "Property of Lt. Louis D. Vagi".</p> <p>Just what you need to fill that void in your WWII Navy Aviation collection.&nbsp; Condition Very Good Plus.</p></body></html>
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