Posted 2 months ago
1950s Speedex Wire Strippers
Years ago after my father passed I found these Speedex Wire Strippers. A year or so later I found the original box and reunited the 2 items. The box actually had some glass syringes and needles stored in it, that I showed in my other post.
The paperwork is dated 1955 and shows all the different models that were available at the time.
This model is No. 766-1 and is listed at $8.25. These are the fully automatic Strippers. You put the appropriate size wire in the jaws, (for this model 10, 12 ,14, 16, 18, 20, 22), squeeze the handle and it strips the insulation off.
A well built tool that still functions perfectly. Dad kept these in his special toolbox that was used for Field Day. That was an event where local Ham Radio operators got together in a field with campers, tents and motor homes, then assembled temporary antennas. They would have a contest to see how many contacts they could acquire with their mobile setups. Kind of a fun practice to prepare for a real emergency.