Hugh Banner HB 11mm Autolock (Captive Pin)

Hugh Banner
HB 11mm Autolock (Captive Pin)

Name:Hugh Banner HB 11mm Autolock (Captive Pin)
Category:twist lock
Locking Type:full-auto
Unlock Style:twist
Sleeve Rotation:90° (unlocked) | 90° (maximum)
Shape:asymmetric D
Nose:notch & pin
Nose Guard:none
Gate Shield:none
Anti Crossload:pin: installed
Weight:81.5 g
Dimensions:Length: 109.80 mm
Width: 63.82 mm
Depth (basket end): 9.44 mm
Gate Opening: 19.24 mm
Strength Ratings:Major Axis: 30 kN | Gate Open: 9 kN
Other Markings:Forged: (ratings) | HB WALES
Stamped: (ce-logo)0086 01B
Batch Marking Location:spine-exterior-right
Summary:30kN captive pin twistlock
Description & Commentary:

Defunct climbing equipment manufacturer Hugh banner (1980s-2005) produced a number of twistlock carabiners (which they called Autolock) in the later 1990s and early 2000s as part of their Hi-Spec line, including this HB 11mm model.

This example has a permanently installed captive pin and boasts an impressive 30kN major axis strength rating. The lower/hinge rivet is flattened to clear the locking sleeve, whereas the heads of the upper/nose rivet are domed. Unfortunately, the domed rivet heads protrude significantly from the gate body, and the sharp edges will easily catch on soft goods in use.