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Drawer Pedestal Locking System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000063734D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Accumanno, MB [+details]

Abstract

A new locking system is described which uses less parts and eliminates one of two locks used in a drawer module. The heart of the system shown in the drawing is a "double leg" cam which tucks behind the drawer head of the bottom drawer. In locking, the cam is rotated 90 degrees. Leg "A" fits into a slot in the module's body wrap (locking the bottom drawer relative to the body wrap). Leg "B" is now in the vertical position. The top drawer is locked relative to the bottom drawer by means of a stopspot welded to the bottom side of the top drawer.