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Barnes Wallis

SIR BARNES WALLIS (CBE FRS RDI FRAeS) d1979. English scientist, engineer and inventor. He will forever be remembered for inventing the bouncing bomb used by the RAF in Operation Chastise (The Dambusters Raid) to attack the dams of the Ruhr Valley during WW2. The legendary raid was the subject of the 1955 film The Dam Busters in which Wallis was played by Michael Redgrave. Among his other inventions were the geodetic airframes and the earthquake bomb. He died aged 92 in 1979 

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Barnes Wallis

Reference number:

13091K
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Description:

A lovely original vintage 1964 index card, clearly signed and dated in ink by Barnes Wallis

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From the wonderful Michael Pinchbeck collection. This amazing collection consisted of over 2000+ music / entertainment / sport / politics & pioneers autographs on index cards / books / letters & photographs. All obtained in-person and through the post by him for 50+ years between the 1950s-1990s. The majority are dedicated to him and date stamped. As part of his archiving, there are numerous letters that help support the history and provenance of his lifetime dedication to the hobby of autograph collecting. Date notation is April 1964. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA   

Size:

11x9cm Index Card

Condition:

Good

Barnes Wallis

Reference number:

7623
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Description:

A piece of card, clearly signed in ink by Barnes Wallis.

Double mounted for fine display with photograph.

Certification:

CERTIFICATION ; From an extensive original vintage 1930-1960s sporting / entertainment / military / music-hall autograph collection contained in the scrapbooks of William Holland of Sheffield. He amassed them at the time in-person and through the post. Some items include letters along with original mailing envelopes (addressed to him) and researched newspaper cuttings. AFTAL Dealer No13 and Memorabilia UK COA.

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