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Quick-Acting Backcheck Mechanism For Typewriters

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000068285D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Shadwick, DT [+details]

Abstract

In certain instances, especially with mechanisms such as typewriters, is is advantageous to provide means to inhibit reverse motion of a driven member. Conventionally this means a ratchet and pawl arrangement with a very fine tooth pitch on the ratchet. With fine teeth on the ratchet, manufacture becomes expensive and tooth strength in the reverse direction becomes a significant design factor.