Retainer clip for expanding baton

  • US 5,161,800 A
  • Filed: 08/16/1991
  • Issued: 11/10/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/16/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. In an expandable baton of the type having an elongated cylindrical handle with a longitudinal axis including a hollow cylindrical cavity with an opening on one end and closed at the other end, and a telescoping member disposed in the cavity, the telescoping member being movable between an axially retracted position and an extended position, an improved retaining means for holding the telescoping member in the retracted position, the improvement comprising:

  • a. a leaf spring having a base mounted in the closed end of the handle and having a pair of opposed bowed legs extending generally axially from the closed end toward the open end of the handle, the legs of the leaf spring being adapted for engaging the telescoping member, each of said legs having a predetermined width along a substantial portion of their length and including an outer end toward the open end of the handle which is tapered to a smaller width to provide an outer tip on the leaf spring which is of a smaller width than the remaining leg portion of the leaf spring.

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