Live bolt

16:38 Oct 18, 2017
English to French translations [PRO]
Safety / Locksmithing
English term or phrase: Live bolt
A live bolt lock mechanism for a safe door uses a rotatable idler 15 in a middle region of the door. A plurality of live bolts 20 spaced around the door each has a connecting rod 19 joined to the idler 15 at crank locations for operating the live bolts.
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B D Finch
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live bolt

A live bolt is a latch, as opposed to a dead bolt.
"Live bolt – See “Springbolt”.
"Springbolt – Sometimes called the latchbolt. A bolt having the outer edge shaped by bevelling of the vertical face. It is a bolt which may be pushed back into the lock-case and will return to the extended position without mechanical assistance."

Note added at 17 hrs (2017-10-19 10:15:40 GMT)

Rather than "loquet", which is really a different sort of latch, this is really a "pêne à ressort"êne
"pêne à demi-tour ou à ressort : pêne de serrure dont le bout est en biseau, et qu'il est possible de faire aller et venir sans recourir à la clef"

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live bolt
boulon direct

de broche carrée 37mm vis boulon hauteur 12mmprojection de boulon direct ... centre of square spindle hole 37mm live bolt height 12mmlive bolt projection

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disagree  B D Finch: That's a different sort of bolt! This question is about locks.
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