Aircraft rigging turnbuckle

Accession Number REL49175
Collection type Technology
Object type Aircraft component
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1914-1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.
Description

Cylindrical turnbuckle 70 mm long, made from steel. Internal threads on both hollow ends. A raised central element is ribbed, such that the user may grip and turn the item.

History / Summary

Turnbuckles were used to tighten an aircraft's steel wire rigging. The provenance of this item is unknown.