Liberty Bell 7 Travelling Exhibit Site Index
Mercury Hatch Gallery


Detail of the exterior of the hatch, including an ID plate and the explosive hatch igniter.

The ID plate reads

Name: Egress Hatch Explosive
MAC Part No: 15-35003
Serial No: 20
Date of Explosive Loading: 3-11-63
Manufacturer Identification:
Minneapolis Honeywell Ex 511838

Mercury Explosive Hatch ID plate on Mercury Hatch at Liberty Bell 7 Travelling Exhibit
Time picture taken Mon Nov 28 11:58:35 2005
Location picture taken Adler Planetarium
Chicago, IL
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