Accession Number : ADD010211

Title :   Storage Cabinet Travel Lock.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Haas,Robert T ; Howard,Lawrence W

Report Date : 15 Mar 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Storage means must be provided in missile vans for test equipment and spare parts. The storage means typically is in the form of cabinets having drawers which must be tightly secured against accidental opening while the vans travel over rough terrain with the missile as the missile is positioned in the field. Cabinets are manufactured with built-in latches for securing the drawers in secured relation. However such latches are not capable of securing the drawers when the cabinets are subjected to vibrations such as encountered terrain. Disclosed is a locking device for retaining a plurality of drawers in secured relation in a cabinet even while the cabinet is transported over rough terrain. The device includes a rod which is rotatable into and out of engagement with the drawers for releasably securing the drawers.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Locking fastener devices, Military vehicles, Storage racks, Trays, Mobile, Offroad traffic, Rods, Pins

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE