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Old 01-20-2021, 03:22 PM
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Anybody have any idea what this could be? The K E as seen is the only marking on the tube
both end caps are sealed and unmarked. I thought it was empty but you can feel something
small moving when you shake the tube. I have searched everything as far back as I can find
with no reference to this red tube with K E marked on it.
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Old 01-20-2021, 05:38 PM
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Never heard of it either.
You are going to have to do as product intended. Open the tube

I do know that some of the very first Astron Scout kits did ship in a tube.
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Anybody have any idea what this could be? The K E as seen is the only marking on the tube
both end caps are sealed and unmarked. I thought it was empty but you can feel something
small moving when you shake the tube. I have searched everything as far back as I can find
with no reference to this red tube with K E marked on it.

The original Scout kit was mailed in those kinds of tubes. Could it be a kit in there?
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The original Scout kit was mailed in those kinds of tubes. Could it be a kit in there?


That is what I was going to suggest.

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Leave it sealed until you get more info. If it IS a Scout kit, it will be worth more sealed. Go to vintageestesrockets.com and contact the guy who maintains that site (Eric Higgins). I know he owned at least one of the Scout kits.

http://vintageestesrockets.com/


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Anybody have any idea what this could be? The K E as seen is the only marking on the tube
both end caps are sealed and unmarked. I thought it was empty but you can feel something
small moving when you shake the tube. I have searched everything as far back as I can find
with no reference to this red tube with K E marked on it.


Where did you get it?
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Do you know anyone that could possibly X-ray it ?
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Iíll give you a dollar if you open it!
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That is definitely a pipe bomb. Please handle it carefully and ship it to me for safe disposal.
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