Lowe-CAMP (Snagless D)

(Snagless D)

Name:Lowe-CAMP (Snagless D)
Shape:asymmetric D
Nose:reverse notch & pin
Rivets:flat dimpled
Gate Shield:semi
Weight:40 g
Dimensions:Length: 91 mm
Width: 54 mm
Depth (basket end): 9.68 mm
Gate Opening: 24 mm
Strength Ratings:Major Axis: 22 kN | Minor Axis: 6 kN
Other Markings:Stamped: LOWE - CAMP | ITALY - Pat.
Collection Criteria:★ Manufacturing, Engineering, or Design
★ Historically Interesting or Iconic
Summary:snagless nose, interior relieved spine for wider gate opening
Description & Commentary:

Look at this thing! It appears to be an unassuming compact D, but it sports a snagless nose (but snagful gate) and a relief cut in the spine for an impressive 24 mm of gate opening!

For contrast the Ang S achieves a similar 23mm opening using an undersized solid gate, and the larger Spirit v2 opens only 21mm. Also, don't miss the 1983 patent.

If anyone has an old Lowe/CAMP catalog with more information on this design, please Contact Me.

Relevant Patent:US4811467A