Wow !!!! Fancy donating one i love the NOS stuff ! I have a couple or so NOS items !!I DID A THING....
Today I received an unopened “overseas packed" box marked as containing Three (3) Cord, CD-318. Cord CD-318 was used as an extension cord/push to talk box for throat microphones T-30 and lip microphone T-45. "Overseas packed" means multiple layers of waxed paper and waterproofed cloth to prevent moisture, fungus, or sand under all weather conditions. This box was fully sealed in 1943 and has never been opened. Until now…. Yes, I opened it!
I was thrilled and honored yet scared and a bit sad to think that this box was sealed 75 years ago only to be opened by little ole me later in the 21st century! What right did I have? LOL! But it was the contents inside I wanted and not a taped up box... so, I documented the unboxing and inside the cellophane, wax paper, waterproofed cloth and a thick coat of what I think was beeswax were, of course, three individually boxed CD-318 cords in mint condition... I may have released a long thought extinct strand of the flu out of the sealed boxes or maybe a curse... but I think it will be worth it!
I hated that I had to destroy the outer packaging but the cellophane tape was brittle and falling apart and the waxy substance was rather sticky and smelled like new tires! There was really no way to save it they way it was put together, coated then sealed and taped up... it just had to be removed and tossed but I did keep the top layer with the label for posterity.
So here are the pictures of my opening the time capsule tomb and releasing the foul stench of 1943….
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oh, and I only paid $6.28 for this. shipping was $15.33 lol! so it was fun but didn't cost me much....