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Tool or Coin Operated Latch

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000093180D
Original Publication Date: 1967-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

French, LN: AUTHOR

Abstract

This spring-loaded latch mechanism includes latch 10 having hook 11 and unlatching ear 12. Latch 10 is loaded by spring 13 and rotates about pin 14 in housing 15. The latter contains opening 16 through which a narrow tool or a coin can be inserted to open latch 10 by pressing against ear 12. Housing 15 also includes resilient ears 17 and 18. Thus housing 15 can be snapped into a rectangular hole in cover 19 to allow for different thicknesses of cover material. Housing 15 also provides stop 20 to limit the opening of latch 10.

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Tool or Coin Operated Latch

This spring-loaded latch mechanism includes latch 10 having hook 11 and unlatching ear 12. Latch 10 is loaded by spring 13 and rotates about pin 14 in housing 15. The latter contains opening 16 through which a narrow tool or a coin can be inserted to open latch 10 by pressing against ear 12. Housing 15 also includes resilient ears 17 and 18. Thus housing 15 can be snapped into a rectangular hole in cover 19 to allow for different thicknesses of cover material. Housing 15 also provides stop 20 to limit the opening of latch 10.

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