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Air Ministry Chobert Riveter Type A No. 6563 - Click for the bigger picture

Air Ministry Chobert Riveter Type A No. 6563

This is only the second example we have had and is nicely marked with A.M., King's Crown and dated 1943. It was supplied by Aviation Developments Ltd. and comes in a fitted pine box. The external property plaque has been removed, possibly when the item was "acquired" from the Air Ministry! Interestingly, the box is marked with a military broad arrow and with the letters RN, so we speculate this example could have served with the FAA. The box contains a sealed tin and a further three wooden boxes with slide lids containing rivets, rods and assorted spare parts. While offered for sale as a collector's item, the rivet gun has a strong spring and may well still function as intended if you have a Spitfire project in your garden shed! Box measures 15" x 12" (38 cm x 30 cm)