Accession Number : ADD002760

Title :   Self-Protecting Latch.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Orr,Walton A

Report Date : 04 May 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent relates to an improved latch for use on munition shipping containers or the like for operation with any commonly available tool which increases the mechanical advantage to provide high opening and closing forces while avoiding exposed easily damaged surfaces. The large exposed surfaces on presently available hand operated latches are eliminated thereby preventing damage resulting from accidental hooking on projecting surfaces and/or adjacent latches.

Descriptors :   *Ammunition, *Shipping containers, *Fastenings, *Patents, Latches, Protective equipment, Force(Mechanics), Hand held

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE