Plastic Holder for Mounting Cooling Water Valve on Panel of Data Processing Apparatus
Original Publication Date: 1983-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
A cylindrical plastic holder for a valve snaps into a keyed hole formed in a panel. The holder has two slits that extend vertically from the bottom edge and permit the lower part of the holder to be squeezed into a shape to be inserted through the panel hole. When the valve is pushed into position, it pushes out tabs that enter the two slits and lock the holder into its cylindrical shape. The holder also has two relatively wide slits extending from the upper edge to receive the inlet and outlet fittings of the valve. The sides of the holder spring apart slightly as the fittings are pushed through these slots into a larger hole at the bottom of each slot.