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    What are crank pliers?

    Hi guys, I recently inherited my father-in-law's belongings and am assimilating his tools with mine.

    One hand tool has me absolutely baffled.

    My F-I-L had no link with aviation but, like me, was interested in interesting bits and bobs.



    CP Close.jpg

    This bod-

    http://www.militaryantiques.co.uk/sh...cat=397&jump=6

    -has one similar but his and mine have no crowsfoot mark.

    Any ideas guys?

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    Need better picture of the busness end but appears to be a pop rivit puller as used on Cherry Max aviation rivits. Maybe??

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    Sorry about the picture

    CP Closed.jpg

    Hope this shows the gubbins more closely.

    ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCAIRPORT View Post
    Need better picture of the busness end but appears to be a pop rivit puller as used on Cherry Max aviation rivits. Maybe??
    wow, really good guess and it seriously looks that way. Crankshaft might be misleading nomenclature

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    Says "Crank", not "Crankshaft"
    First, is there a hole in the tip to the left, if so, round (size) or rectangular. Could be very early band tightening device (as per tywrap)
    Just read caption on website picture. Sounds more like some kind of Brit propeller tool (if the writer had a clue) Looked up the company, now Airborne Systems, parachute/ airborne delivery company in UK. Very interesting! Will dig deeper. I am a retired designer of tools and heavy equipment thus, this one has my mind whirrling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCAIRPORT View Post
    Says "Crank", not "Crankshaft"
    First, is there a hole in the tip to the left, if so, round (size) or rectangular. Could be very early band tightening device (as per tywrap)
    Just read caption on website picture. Sounds more like some kind of Brit propeller tool (if the writer had a clue) Looked up the company, now Airborne Systems, parachute/ airborne delivery company in UK. Very interesting! Will dig deeper. I am a retired designer of tools and heavy equipment thus, this one has my mind whirrling.
    sorry, just a slip of the keyboard :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCAIRPORT View Post
    Says "Crank", not "Crankshaft"
    First, is there a hole in the tip to the left, if so, round (size) or rectangular. Could be very early band tightening device (as per tywrap)
    Just read caption on website picture. Sounds more like some kind of Brit propeller tool (if the writer had a clue) Looked up the company, now Airborne Systems, parachute/ airborne delivery company in UK. Very interesting! Will dig deeper. I am a retired designer of tools and heavy equipment thus, this one has my mind whirrling.
    Found the company and sent an inquirey.
    Recieved the following with attached photo:

    "Good morning Mr Doughty,

    Thank you for your enquiry. The part you require is no longer available but our metal buyer has enquired on your behalf and found that Amfast can supply a part very similar:

    AML502's were the forerunner of SP26 rivet pliers - please see attached

    Mr Cliff Myers
    AMFAST LTD
    Southdown Road Ind Est
    Harpenden
    Herts
    AL5 1PW

    Tel 44 (0) 1582 715150
    Fax 44 (0) 1582 712120
    cliffmyers@am-fast.co.uk

    www.am-fast.co.uk

    Kind regards
    Maureen Udy"
    early pop rivit puller.jpg

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