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Support Mechanism for the pivoted structure on the opposite side of the pivot

Invention consists of the rotating part supported on the axis and linearly moving part which includes a catcher. Two parts are mechanically connected. In a closed position catcher engages a rotating part, so it become supported on both sides. When the rod moves linearly it turns the rotating part, and simultaneously releases the engagement of the part. The figure shows two parts in closed position. The shape of the catcher is calculated so that catcher touches the rotating part only in the closed position.

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M-927

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