Accession Number : ADD008362

Title :   Keeper for Load Carrying Equipment.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Dostourian,Harry

Report Date : 29 Jul 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This report describes a keeper for detachably securing load carrying means to service belts such as those worn by the military. The keeper is constructed entirely of metallic wire of suitable diameter and strength, which is bent to form two substantially parallel loops having extensions thereof in the form of substantially parallel arms which along with the loops fit around a service belt, the free ends of the metallic wire being formed into ears which can pass between one pair of parallel arms and snap back behind these arms to lock the keeper. A latch, also made of the same type of wire as the keeper, slides along the arms to latch and unlatch the arms, as desired by the wearer, for maintaining the keeper in its locked condition or for permitting it to be readily unlocked when the wearer desires.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Hooks, *Belts, Wire, Military equipment

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE