TODAY’S PATENT – COMBINATION LOCK
The present invention relates to a novel combination lock, and particularly to a combination lock adapted from use on attache cases and the like wherein the combination lock may be changed by actuating the same number which is used to open the lock.
A latch element is provided which is movable between latched and unlatched positions. A shaft is coupled to the latch element and a plurality of sleeves are rotatably mounted on the shaft. Multiple dials are rotatably mounted on the sleeves and means are provided for selectively engaging the dials with their associated sleeves. A manual actuator is provided for manually moving the shaft and latch element to the unlatched position and foe concurrently disengaging the engaging means when the dials are set on combination. When the duals are off combination, the manually actuating means is inhibited from such movement.