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Title Delta Cable and Turnbarrel Adjuster and Holder Set
Date ca. 1959-1993
Collection Delta Air Lines Airport, Office & TechOps Items
Object Name Gripper
Catalog Number 1995.180.24
Description Delta cable and turnbarrel adjuster and piano-wire holder set used for all aircraft. Both tools were used to hold and adjust aircraft cables for rigging.
Diameter (in) 2
Height (in) 0.5
Length (in) 10.75
Width (in) 6.75
Dimension Details Pieces: 2
Measured with the two pieces connected as one unit.
Provenance Delta mechanics used this type of tool for all 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
Subjects Tools
Mechanics (Persons)
Aircraft maintenance
Credit line Gift of James L. Tyson to Delta Air Lines
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