I acquired my Forrest Triton from John E. Weinel, Inc. in 1985.
The Forrest Triton is forged from aluminum alloy and then hard anodized. It has 2 rope slots and a rectangular clip hole. Mine is 61 mm. long, 60 mm. wide, 61 mm. high, and weighs 113 g.
One side has "PAT^PEND" in raised letters where "^" represents the Forrest logo.
The Forrest Triton is a descendent of the Titon, a versatile climbing chock of the 1970s. It is used in the same manner as normal slotted plate belay devices, but since the carabiner cannot jam the rope against the slot, it give a smoother belay but with less friction, much like some of the belay tubes. It can also be used as a Titon.
William FOrrest applied for a patent on April 27, 1984 and recceived U. S. Patent #Des. 284,521 on July 8, 1986.