Own a piece of world history with probably one of the rarest porcelain signs known to man. This one of a kind porcelain C-4 Sandia Laboratories sign is a true one-of-kind piece of world history. This and one other sign were removed from a tracker trailer at the Nuclear Test Site in Nevada.Measures 46 inch x 30.5. The Manhattan Project was the code name for the United States World War II crash program to develop an atom bomb. The design, testing, and assembly of the first nuclear weapons were conducted in the remote location of Los Alamos, New Mexico. Although the area was easy to secure, it also presented logistical problems: a lack of housing and utilities and transportation difficulties. To rectify this situation, in July 1945 the predecessor to Sandia National Laboratories was created, the Z Division of Los Alamos Laboratories, dedicated to the design, testing, and assembly of nonnuclear components used in the atomic bomb.
After reviewing a number of possible sites for the new operation, the leaders of the Manhattan Project settled on Kirtland Field, an army staging and training facility located near Albuquerque. East of the airfield was a collection of buildings originally used by the Army Air Corps to train aircraft mechanics and that later served as a convalescent center for wounded airmen; it was named Sandia Base because of the local Sandia Mountains.
By the last year of the war it was relegated to the task of dismantling surplus military aircraft. Located near a military airfield, it was deemed the ideal location for the new Z Division.
With victory in the war in Europe complete and preparations underway to drop the atomic bombs that would ultimately end the war in the Pacific, the Army constructed new buildings, implemented security measures, and transferred the Manhattan Projects Z Division stockpile of nonnuclear weapons parts to the Sandia Base. World War 2, Atomic Bomb, Los Alamos, Nuclear War, Manhattan Project, Hiroshima, Nagasaki Cold War.The item "Vintage Porcelain Atomic Bomb Sandia Laboratory Sign, Rare" is in sale since Thursday, January 12, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Advertising\Merchandise & Memorabilia\Signs\Original\1930-69". The seller is "modernmantiques" and is located in Henderson, Nevada. This item can be shipped to United States.