Adams, Douglas P. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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The driving link or holding link of a ratchet mechanism, also called a click or detent. In Fig. 1 the driving pawl at A, forced upward by lever B, engages the teeth of the ratchet wheel and rotates it counterclockwise. Holding pawl C prevents clockwise rotation of the wheel when the pawl at A is making its return stroke. Pawl and ratchet are an open, upper pair.
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