SHOCK ABSORBENT PAWL MEMBER
Original Publication Date: 1987-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
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A pawl member used in conjunction with repeated stopping of a gear train is, with the gear train, subjected to a large amount of fatiguing stress. This type of wear may be reduced by providing the pawl member with a bearing mounted in shock absorbing or compressible material, which provides the repeated pawl member and gear train engagement with a small amount of stress reducing play.