Short Cuts and Gadgets

Issue 10 and Volume 101.

Short Cuts and Gadgets MORE ABOUT UTILITY STRAPS A. B. Cone of Inyokern, Calif., describes his gadget as a “shoulder hose strap.” Perhaps it has more uses than merely to facilitate handling of hose lines. We don’t know—but some of our readers who like his idea may develop the thought. There are many excellent “hose” straps, belts and holders in use in the fire service. Some, like the Rogers rope tool, have almost endless applications. One of the best we ever saw is that used by the San Francisco Fire Department. Too bad it isn’t on the market. Possibly some companies are already using a strap similar to Brother Cone’s. If so, write us and tell us about it. According to Mr. Cone’s specifications, the strap is made of parachute harness, including the loop, it measures 4 ft. in length by 2 in. in width. The shoulder loop, shown in…

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