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The pump handle and gearbox on the interior of the hatch.

Picture 2 of 2.

After the Apollo 1 fire, the hatch was redesigned to feature a quick-open hatch. The pump handle drove a ratchet mechanism which opened or closed the 12 latches around the periphery of the hatch.

Note the "BPC Jett" mechanism, which actuated the boost protective cover release.

Pump handle and gearbox on SL-3 (Skylab 2) Apollo command module hatch interior at Great Lakes Science Center
Time picture taken Tue Aug 6 14:10:38 2013
Location picture taken NASA Glenn Visitor Center Gallery
Great Lakes Science Center
Cleveland, OH
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