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Re: Pozi-drive and the Snap-On Man

Subject: Re: Pozi-drive and the Snap-On Man
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 1996 00:04:52 -0500
In a message dated 96-11-10 20:46:32 EST, you write:

 >>>Linden Thomson said:
  > > From Sun Nov 10 11:02:08 1996
  > > 
  > > PK (Parker-Kaline) I think...its hard to read on the shaft
  > > Looks like a Phillips screwdriver, but it seems that two of the
  > > drives edges are shorter.
  > Almost certainly from the aircraft industry.  One of my uncles was an
  > airframe fitter with the RAAF in New Guinea during WWII.  Aircraft
  > were mainly P40s (aka Kittyhawks).  He always refers to Phillips screws
  > as PK screws.
 That may be, but "modern" aircraft tend not to.  For example,  the 1965
 Musketeer I owned until a few weeks ago had a zillion and three screws,
 one of which was most definitly Philips.
 (and sometimes it seems like I had to take every one off for an annual 
 inspection...electric screwdrivers are WONDERFUL...)
Jeez do you have a job too ? How do you find time to play with planes and
Brit cars ? I am naturally attracted to anything mechanical, but have avoided
airplanes with a passion, only because I don't have the time and they take up
LOTS more room.

Amongst others, dad also built P40's (had one in his garage with the wings
and prop off of it for years), P39's for lend lease and PBY's, so I'm sure
thats where the PK terminology came from.

Just plain Nick in Nor Cal

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