|Object Name:||Inertial Platform|
|Year of Manufacture:||circa 1964|
|Location:||Archive Object Store|
This E3 Platform was made in about 1964 as a demonstrator unit and is mounted on a wooden plinth. It was regarded as so precious, being extremely expensive, that Jack Pateman, the Managing Director at the time, would only allow engineers to carry it. The gyro assemblies alone were said to cost 2½ times an engineer's salary.
Peter Keay was the designer and Mo Jury was also involved and he recovered this unit from being scrapped. Dummy accelerometers were originally fitted but have been removed leaving gaps in the unit. The machining was done by a local Rochester company Medway Investment Castings. This unit has a transparent cover and is mounted on a wooden stand as a demonstrator.