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Tony Broadway's Gemini III Flown Titanium Flotation BallThis artifact is a flown flotation ball from the Gemini III spacecraft.

It was sold at auction by Superior Stamp & Coin in their Fall 1995 Space Memorabilia Auction on October 28, 1995.  This was lot number 345 in that auction.

The item description from the auction catalogue stated, "Flown Titanium Flotation Ball. A 1" ball in a 2" lucite cube, mounted diagonally on a 3" square wood plaque with a brass descriptive plate inscribed 'Tony Broadway / Gemini - 3 Flotation Ball / Molly Brown - Virgil Grissom'. The number '252' is marked on the ball. "

 Tony Broadway was the proprietor of a local bar at Cape Canaveral that was frequented by the early astronauts.

The Earth To The Moon Air & Space Museum obtained this artifact from the Superior Auction.

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