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Title Delta Mechanic's Personal Air Conditioner
Date ca. 1993
Collection Delta Air Lines Airport, Office & TechOps Items
Object Name Conditioner, Air
Catalog Number 1995.180.11
Description This Delta mechanic's handmade personal air conditioner consists of a five-feet length of air hose (Duro Flex Multi-Purpose 3/8" (9.5 mm) 250 psi (1,72 MPa) with approximately 32 drilled holes, 3/32" size. Hose has a metal tip on one end and is blocked on the other end with a metal bolt, which is secured with a piece of metal wire wrapped around the hose. To use as a personal air conditioner, the hose was connected to the aircraft hangar's air supply and then coiled around the mechanic's waist or placed in a hot close work area to provide comfortable cooling in the most severe hot temperatures. James Tyson noted in 1993, that "this same cooling principle (forcing high volume/pressure air through a small opening) is used to air condition all of Delta's present-day fleet."
Artist/Maker Delta Air Lines
Height (in) 1
Length (in) 16
Width (in) 14
Dimension Details Pieces: 1
Dimensions when coiled as shown in photo.
Provenance 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
Delta Technical Operations Center (TOC), Atlanta
Subjects Tools
Mechanics (Persons)
Aircraft maintenance
Air conditioners
Credit line Gift of James L. Tyson to Delta Air Lines