Accession Number : ADD013574

Title :   Container Latch.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 24 Jul 86, patented 27 Oct 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Brothers, Jack

Report Date : 27 Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A self protecting toggle latch assembly in which the latch handle nests in a narrow slot cut a part way through the extruded side member of the container. The slot interrupts a hole of circular cross section which is extruded throughout the length of the side member to form a hole on each side of the slot. The handle is pivotally retained in the side member by projections thereon which engage the holes formed in the side walls of the slot.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *LATCHES, CIRCULAR, CROSS SECTIONS, CUTTING, NESTING(ANIMALS), PATENTS, SIDES, SLOTS, WALLS, CIRCULAR, CROSS SECTIONS, CUTTING, NESTING(ANIMALS), PATENTS, SIDES, SLOTS, WALLS, CONTAINERS, COVERINGS, MECHANICAL COMPONENTS, TOGGLE JOINTS

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE