WALLY SCHIRRA'S MERCURY SPACECRAFT MODEL.
A model of the Mercury spacecraft made by Topping of Akron, OH, for the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation. The 10-inch long spacecraft and escape tower are made of gray, brown, black, and orange plastic with decals and a viewing window. The space vehicle is mounted in an orbital-type position via a curved metal rod attached to a 5-inch diameter light blue base which reads: "Mercury Spacecraft, NASA, McDonnell." The dome-shaped base features outlines of the Northern Hemisphere land masses and a felt bottom with a "Topping Inc." silver and red sticker.
The center of the base has been INSCRIBED AND SIGNED: "My model, Wally Schirra, E (sigma) 7, 3 OCT 62."