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Title Delta Pressure Test Blocking Tool
Date ca. 1948-1968
Collection Delta Air Lines Airport, Office & TechOps Items
Object Name Clamp
Catalog Number 1995.180.2
Description Delta pressure test blocking tool for testing Douglas DC-6 and DC-7 cabin, wing and tail heater exhaust outlets prior to heater installation. This tool was used in conjuntion with a pressure plate and air adaptor to block off the top and bottom of an exhaust outlet while conducting a pressure test and correcting any leaks found.
A. Vise
B. Plug
Height (in) 4
Length (in) 6
Width (in) 1.25
Dimension Details Pieces: 2
Dimensions are for the vise; plug's diameter is 4.75"
Provenance Delta mechanics used this type of tool for Douglas DC-6 and DC-7 aircraft in the Delta fleet. This tool was used by James L. Tyson, who donated it in 1993, when he was a retiree from Dept. 371 Hydraulic Maintenance Overhaul at Delta's Technical Operations Center in Atlanta.
Search Terms Delta Air Lines
Delta TechOps
Douglas DC-6
Douglas DC-7
Subjects Tools
Mechanics (Persons)
Aircraft maintenance
Aircraft testing
Credit line Gift of James L. Tyson to Delta Air Lines