Handle for a pull-rope starter

  • US 5,153,967 A
  • Filed: 08/14/1991
  • Issued: 10/13/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/14/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A handle for a pull-rope starter, the handle comprising:

  • an approximately T-shaped base body having an elongated part extending in the direction of the pull rope and a handle part extending transversely to said elongated part;

    said elongated part having a receptacle formed therein;

    an expansion element connected between said handle and said pull rope for expanding in response to a pulling force applied to said handle;

    said expansion element being disposed in said receptacle and having a first end connected to said pull rope and a second end facing away from said pull rope;

    support means connected to said second end for supporting said expansion element on said base body; and

    ,limiting means interconnecting said first and second ends of said expansion element for limiting the length to which said expansion element can be stretched when subjected to said pulling force.

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