Re: {Collins} Bristoll wrenches

And, so does the 51S-1... It had the Bristol wrench and a tuning tool.


-- "John B. Doughton" <jbdoug@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

       If  my long term recollections are right , in the US Navy the 
Collins  R-390A's Had clips on the back panels Or inside of chassis that 
held a Bristoll wrench so you always had one available for pulling panel 
knobs and working on drivetrains. Of course these in fact were soon 
pulled and kept in tool boxes or put away. These were about 6 to 8 
inches long and had a t cross bar at top to turn with. Funny the way the 
supply works but in the 60's we were ordering a couple of replacement 
knobs and found out that they would cost 100.00 to order one. now these 
were fine cast aluminum sturdy knobs but that was unreasonable. further 
research found that they had to be made up and to setup an order it cost 
the 100.00  but cost was actually say 6.00 or so each. We ordered the 
full 100.00 worth and put out the word to other commands that if they 
needed any to call us!!  KE7VSC

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