A molded plastics material key having a handle, a shank and a bit andincluding a shank reinforced to withstand torque applied through the head whenresistance to turning is encountered after the key is inserted into a lock. Thereinforcement can include integrally molded thickening throughout the length ofthe shank and extending at least partially onto the handle, reinforcementembedded at least partially within the key, a metallic reinforcing insert having anextension from the handle into the shank, two reinforcing inserts, or fibrousreinforcement material. A key and holder combination is also provided.

Title
Cle en plastique a tige renforcee
Reinforced shank plastic key
Application Number
576413
Publication Number
1334797
Application Date
September 2, 1988
Publication Date
March 21, 1995
Inventor
Almblad Robert E
Agent
SMART & BIGGAR
Assignee
Axxess Entry Technologies
Assignee
Almblad Robert E
IPC
E05B 15/16
E05B 19/26
A45C 11/32
E05B 19/02
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