Author Topic: Magneto folding crank handle application??  (Read 146 times)

Offline bob833

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Magneto folding crank handle application??
« on: November 27, 2019, 03:12:04 PM »
I have a few of these folding handles, they thread on to 3 bar and 5 bar Western Electric magnetos I have but they look different from the standard crank.
Anyone ever see this type of crank, which company used these?

Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Magneto folding crank handle application??
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2019, 03:54:47 PM »
I have seen folding magneto handles on field test equipment, and military field phones.
Jim
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Offline bob833

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Re: Magneto folding crank handle application??
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2019, 05:29:24 PM »
I have seen folding magneto handles on field test equipment, and military field phones.
Jim
That would make sense, where space was at a premium. The guy I got them from wasn't familiar with them either but he said they would fit WE mags.

Online Jack Ryan

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Re: Magneto folding crank handle application??
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2019, 06:41:19 PM »
where space was at a premium.

That helps but if they were not folded they would certainly get bent or broken.

Jack