Life Size Articulating X-Ray Dummy, Cold War Icon For Sale
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Life Size Articulating X-Ray Dummy, Cold War Icon


In 1961 this mannequin was featured in a Life Magazine cover story. After Khrushchev scared the world by setting off a hydrogen bomb 1n 1961 the US wanted to know its long term effects. This model was then handmade for testing by the Alderson Research Labs. I can't even imagine what the cost was. This articulating dummy contains a real skeleton. That said, considering its history I wanted to know if the dummy was safe. We had experts from the local nuclear plant test it. They even took bone fragments for their sensitive machines. We received a 5 page report telling us it was clean. It's a striking and beautiful piece of history that has a look you can't duplicate. We had a custom made museum quality display stand created.


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    Minor losses.
  • Dimensions

    H 70 in. x W 20 in. x D 14 in.

    H 177.8 cm x W 50.8 cm x D 35.56 cm

  • Seller location
    Peekskill, NY
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Located in Peekskill, NY
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