62. Rigging wires


Aero Vintage Ltd

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Contact name: Guy Black

Watts Palace Farm,

Watts Palace Lane,

Northiam, near Rye,

East Sussex, TN31 6FH,


Tel: +44 1580 820 215

Email: sales@aerovintage.co.uk

Website: http://www.aerovintagespares.com


Aero Vintage is a mail order business for components, materials and products and is associated with Retrotec, famous for a series of magnificent restorations of 1930s Hawker military aircraft (Hart, Fury, Audax, etc.) as well as two superb DH9s.

Bruntons Aero Products

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Contact name: Derek Little

Unit 1-3, Block 1,
Inveresk Industrial Estate,
Musselburgh, East Lothian,
EH1 7PA, Scotland

Tel: +44 131 665 3888

Fax: +44 131 653 2236

Email: derek.little@bruntons.co.uk

Website: www.bruntons.co.uk


Bruntons claim to have invented the streamlined wire for aeroplane rigging in 1909 and has been making them ever since. For some wires, the Club arranges group purchase at advantageous rates (contact Club HQ to know more). US based purchasers can contact Steen Aero Lab, Bruntons’ agent in the USA.

Davidson Aeroworks

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Contact name: Neil Davidson

2135 St. Mary Lake Road,
British Columbia V1A 3K4,

Tel: +1 250 427 7178

Fax: +1 250 427 7678

Email: peggneil@xplornet.com

Website: None


Davidson Aeroworks produces all required wing internal bracing wires for the Tiger Moth. Each wire includes the strap turnbuckle, the wire itself including two wire ferrules and the shackle and two clevis pins.

Jacottet Industrie S.A.

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Contact name: M. Jacottet

40bis, avenue d’Orléans,

CS 70 304 -28008,

Chartres cedex,


Tel: +33 2 37 28 61 28

Fax: +33 2 37 28 61 25

Email: info@ jacottet-industrie.com

Website: http://www.jacottet-industrie.com/


Founded in 1919, Jacottet was the last French manufacturer regularly producing profiled rigging wires. A range of end fitting components is still available.The website is available in English as well as French.

Retrotec Ltd

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Contact name: Guy Black

Unit 11,
Wheel Farm Business Park,
Wheel Lane, Westfield,
Nr Hastings, East Sussex,
TN35 4SE,

Tel: +44 1424 755 898

Fax: +44 1424 754 414

Email: info@retrotec-ltd.co.uk

Website: http://www.retrotec-ltd.co.uk/


Retrotec is famous for a series of magnificent restorations of 1930s Hawker military aircraft (Hart, Fury, Audax, etc.) as well as two superb DH9s.

Steen Aero Lab LLC

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Contact name: David Stone

1451 Clearmont Street N.E.,

Palm Bay,


United States of America

Tel: +1 321 725 4160

Fax: +1 321 725 3058

Email: dstone@steenaero.com

Website: http://www.steenaero.com/


Steen Aero Lab is the North American agent for Bruntons flying wires.