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Sacramento, CA: Aerojet-General Corporation, 1963. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Six Ring Binder. Format is approximately 4.5 inches by 7 inches. Approximately 100 pages with illustrations, fold-out, and technical data. Some notations observes on some pages. This manual was prepared by Product Training in conjunction with Polaris Technical Services. Its purpose is to provide useful fingertip information for Polaris Technical Service Field representatives. Includes: Blank cover page (1), Title page (1), Contents (ii pages), General Information (36 pages), Rocket Motor Materials (6 pages), Polaris Configurations (14 pages), A2 Torque Values (not in contents, 1 page), A3 Torque Values (not in contents, 1 page with note on reverse side), 1 PA2, 3 pages with information on 4 sides. Some information has an asterisk indicating "Confidential", and Contacts (some information filled in--6 pages). Also includes 5 sheets/10 sides marked Memoranda (not in contents, not filled in). Also includes a 1963/1964 calendar and two final blank pages. In 1958, construction of a POLARIS missile assembly facility near Charleston was approved. Components of the POLARIS missile were to be shipped there, assembled, checked out, and outloaded on FBM submarines or stored for future outloading. The Cooper River provided access to direct loading of missiles on SSBNs. Magazines built by the Army during the 1940's were modified and updated. The facility was commissioned on 29 March 1960 . The name of W. H. Riddleberger written at the top of the first page. In back pocket are several of Mr. Riddleberger's business cards and a 3 inch by 5 inches slip of paper with part numbers of a detonator, washer, screw, and o-ring.
Washington DC: American Ordnance Association, c1962. Presumed First Edition, First printing of reprints thus. Wraps. 32 pages plus covers. Illustrations. Map. Cover has wear and soiling. Format is approximately 8.25 inches by 11.25 inches. This is an American Ordnance Association historical armament series reprint. The supply and employment of arms and related equipment had much to do with influencing the course of the Civil War as this present series of articles, reprinted from Ordnance magazine, depicts in interesting and authentic fashion. The articles were printed in consecutive issues of Ordnance magazine from the July-August 1960 through the November-December 1961 number.
Portsmouth: J. Griffin and Co., 1889. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover (Partially leather). xxiv, 723,  pages. Illustrations (some with color). Folding Map. Tables. Marbled endpapers and part of cover. Some cover wear. The Naval Annual was a book that provided considerable text and graphic information (largely concerning the British Royal Navy) which had previously been obtainable only by consulting a wide range of often foreign language publications. It was started by Thomas Brassey, 1st Earl Brassey in 1886. Though often compared with Jane's Fighting Ships, the two British annuals were, in fact quite different. The Brassey series began a dozen years earlier, and its special strength was the dozen or more detailed articles on naval matters, authored by experts. They covered British and other nations' naval developments ranging from the latest ships to overall policy. The first five or six Brassey volumes used a second color (a light blue green) to highlight armored portions of naval vessels' hulls.