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Locking-coaxial turnbuckle

Locking-coaxial turnbuckle

Although the turnbuckle has been used for centuries, its evolution still continues. This short, in-line device uses coaxial male and female eyebolt fittings to reduce length and weight.

Providing adjustable latitude for applications with limited space, the device also has a locking system. After adjustment, two screws tighten the frame around the eyebolt shafts to inhibit rotation.

Gim Shek Ng, NASA Langley Research Center, MS 431, 1 North Dryden St., Hampton, VA 23681-0001; (757) 864-7212.

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