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 Post subject: B-2 Tensiometer
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:46 pm 
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I have an old Air Corps B-2 tensiometer in a box here at the office. Like the rest of my vintage tools I want to use it, but I have no real idea how it works! I can guess, but I want to be able to take an accurate and verifiable reading. Anybody know how to use one or have an old instruction sheet?

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 Post subject: Re: B-2 Tensiometer
PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:12 am 
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Do you have a photo?


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 Post subject: Re: B-2 Tensiometer
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:35 am 
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It's a little oxidized, but should clean up just fine


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 Post subject: Re: B-2 Tensiometer
PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:59 pm 
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That is for tensioning flying wires, I have one that is very similar. Put the tool on the wire and turn the anvil screw down until pointer above the wire points to the reference mark, read the tension on the scale below the wire.

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