Seventeen-set Beta cloth tool kit for the Apollo Command Module, measuring 12.25″ x 25″ unrolled, containing an assortment of 11 Velcro-sealed pouches for its various tools and bits, which are identified by either name, number, or letter. The exterior of the kit, which can be rolled and secured with a set of three Velcro straps, features two female snap fasteners and a patch marked “Tool Kit,” with the lower portion stamped with the part number: “R36-601517, Non-Flight HWD.” Sets like this were carried on each mission and either stored in a CM locker during launch and reentry or attached by Velcro to the CM structure. This is only one of two known complete Apollo CM toolkits to surface in private hands.
The contents are as follows:
Jackscrews (2): intended for the CM Main (Side) Hatch in the event of deformation to augment the hatch latch mechanisms and to secure it by drawing the hatch into the seals.
Tether: measures 14″ in length and can be snapped into the tool tether ring to secure the tool to the crewmember when moving about the CM/LM.
Torque Wrench (Tool ‘A’): used in combination with bits and drivers to actuate ECS valves; and to open, gain access to panels (and subsequently secure them) as required within the Command Module.
T-Handle (Tool ‘C’): used for CM Valve opening and closure.
Adapter Handle (2; Tool ‘E’): used with drivers to manually remove forward tunnel hatch latch pivot pin; and to open/close valves, and gain panel access.
End Wrench (Tool ‘F’): a 10″ long crescent wrench used to install and remove the survival beacon connector; also used for emergency activation of the hatch latches.
5/32 Inch Short Driver (Tool ‘J’): a 3.5″ long hex driver used to adjust the scanning telescope shaft and trunnion axis.
Torque Set Hex Driver (Tool ‘M’): a 4″ long hex driver.
Torque Set Driver (Tool ‘R’): a 4″ long hex driver with a 7/16-inch socket on one end used to adjust CM mirror universal joints that may come out of adjustment during vibration loads.
Open End Wrenches (2; Tools ‘T’ and ‘U’): a pair of 7.5″ and 7.75″ long double-sided wrenches with 7/16, 9/16, 11/16, and ¾ ends.
U Joint Driver (Tool ‘V): a 7/16-inch driver used to gain access to ‘hard-to-get’ CM fasteners.
U Joint Driver (Tool ‘L’): a 5″ long driver.
Docking Probe Tool Torque Bit 1: a 2″ long 1/4-inch drive socket bit used to remove the nuts from the bolts that retain the shock struts to the probe supports.
Docking Probe Tool Torque Bit 3: a Number 8 torque set driver bit used to remove the fairings from the docking ring latches (prior to manual release of the docking ring latches in an emergency). In very good to fine condition, with scattered toning and tears and holes to Beta fabric.
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