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Previously manufactured by Edison General Electric Appliance Co., Chicago, IL. These are large airguns which simulated heavy machine guns for training gunners during WWII. Used in simulated combat with back projected images of enemy planes flying at different speeds and angles. Edison General Electric Appliance became General Electric after WWII. "Hotpoint" was their appliance brand. Mfg. circa 1943-1945. Ref. Behling (2006), Handbook of Description, Armament Training Devices, T.O. 11-65-12, January 25, 1944.

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