Date: April 2, 1889
Creator: Elkins, William Franklin
Description: Patent for a new and improved sash-fastener. This design consists in "the rack-bar, the pawl consisting of a metallic strip bent into substantially triangular form, one of the angles engaging the rack-bar, the pivot-screw passed through an eye formed at the upper angle of the pawl, and a handle at the remaining angle of the pawl, a stop-pin inserted through the pawl in rear of the engaging-point, and a spring to hold the pawl normally in engagement with the rack-bar" (lines 11-20).
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