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    can you tell me what this was originally designed for ?



    I found this at the flea market

    it's about 6" inches long, and a special locking mechanism for safety

    marked:

    Caution Inspect Before Each use, Gate must Close -->

    USFC MADE USA , For Personnel Safety Only , 95 3155/54

    Follow All Instructions, Inspect Before use, Gate must Close and Lock


    is if for a safety harness or something for mountain climbers?

    looks kind of like the thing Army Airborne paratroopers use to hook up before a jump?


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    Re: can you tell me what this was originally designed for ?

    Safety Lanyard Hook, similar to this, particularly the one on the yellow 6 foot shockcord:



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    Re: can you tell me what this was originally designed for ?

    It's used on chains or anything you don't want to accidentally open
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    another possibility is for use with the Stabo extraction harness as used by Special Forces in Vietnam

    or by USAF Loadmaster to attach to the safety harness, so they dont fall out of the aircraft during air drops of military supplies / cargo

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    Re: can you tell me what this was originally designed for ?

    It could be used for that. I do know it's a generic type of safety hook used on climbing safety gear, for rope of nylon, not chain. I've seen the exact same hook on the standard 6' safety lanyard with shockcord. I was a straight leg line Infantryman Rifleman when I was in the Army, circa 1974 -1977, but one of these Airborn guys will chime in and set things straight.


    Only you know what kind of area it was found at, You could narrow it down from that. Here's a shot of a static line hook from WW2. The following picture was copied from staticlinemilitaria dot com.



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    Re: can you tell me what this was originally designed for ?

    You guys are right.

    At first I thought it was a standard ole' dang latch hook with an added safety deal.

    But then I found this on e-bay: "cable hoist lift hooks as used by the RAF in aircraft / helicopters for winching personnel & cargo. , locking catch, part number - 95 3155/54..."

    Ref: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RAF-Aircraft-C...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Re: can you tell me what this was originally designed for ?

    We use them attached to a chain to lock our cattle gates....

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    Re: can you tell me what this was originally designed for ?

    fall arrest harness my guess

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    Re: can you tell me what this was originally designed for ?

    Safety clip. Common item on the end of straps, ropes, anything that requires a clip that won't accidentally open.

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    Re: can you tell me what this was originally designed for ?

    yes, I think it is a special safety hook for perssonel, because Ive never seen one like this with so much writing / instructions marked on it

    most basic locks dont have all these markings, probably used by aviation crews

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    Re: can you tell me what this was originally designed for ?

    I think they originated from the construction industry to prevent loads slung beneath cranes from slipping off - I have a photo of one from a book published in the US in 1920 on Preventing Industrial Accidents. Making small versions for personal use came later.
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    Re: can you tell me what this was originally designed for ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Comanche Todd
    yes, I think it is a special safety hook for perssonel, because Ive never seen one like this with so much writing / instructions marked on it

    most basic locks dont have all these markings, probably used by aviation crews
    Um, see my post above.

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    Re: can you tell me what this was originally designed for ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montana Jim
    Quote Originally Posted by Comanche Todd
    yes, I think it is a special safety hook for perssonel, because Ive never seen one like this with so much writing / instructions marked on it

    most basic locks dont have all these markings, probably used by aviation crews
    Um, see my post above.
    Another one bites the dust,by Montana Jim! Good I.D..

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    Hey, I think I ID'ed it in the first thread and then throughtout the post, didn't I?

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    Re: can you tell me what this was originally designed for ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ant


    Hey, I think I ID'ed it in the first thread and then throughtout the post, didn't I?
    Yes you did. Patting you on the back while saying "good ID Ant." And Montana Jim and all the rest--good job. Poor guys, need a group hug do you? LOL

 

 
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