IN the past designers and draughtsmen have been inclined to regard wire locking as the Cinderella of locking devices. The practical man frowned on the method and looked upon the results as machinery tied together with pieces of wire. In recent years, however, wire locking has without doubt established itself as an important and prominent form of locking in the aircraft world. Today its position is enhanced by the introduction of the gas turbine, which employs wire locking on practically external fuel and oil pipes.
Tomlinson, J.W. (1948), "The Technique of Wire Locking: The Tightening Up of Regulations Has Caused Designers and Manufacturers to Pay More Attention to the Technique Employed in the Wire Locking of Fuel and Oil Pipes", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 20 No. 12, pp. 366-366. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb031700
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