Vintage 1950s - 1960s loose Cherry switches of unknown model number


30 Nov 2018, 16:38

I found these loose Cherry switches at a local place similar to a thrift store, but they sell high quality old industrial equipment together with what I consider junk. The place probably purchased their tooling inventory from local factories when they went out of business from effects of globalization. They sell old made in the USA drill bits, pulleys, end mills, bearings, and electrical components like fuses, capacitors, diodes and switches.

I found these switches labeled Cherry which look similar to the type Orihalcon is selling on E-bay : ... rk:21:pf:0
They don't have model numbers listed but their rating appears to be 10A, 125 V.A.C. 5A 1/6 H.P. I'm not sure why they have H.P. listed, possibly because they were used with a motor? They have three electrical terminals on the bottom, and are smooth with a slight click when the switches activate.
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Offtopicthority Instigator

30 Nov 2018, 17:55

Impressive, truly vintage. Sorry I cannot ID it.


30 Nov 2018, 17:57

The switches appear to match this 1955 Cherry patent : ... y:19540101

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Offtopicthority Instigator

30 Nov 2018, 17:59

Truly oldschool. :o :roll:

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01 Dec 2018, 12:48

That riveting seems a bit overkill :D

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02 Dec 2018, 22:55

I can't believe they're mounted on wood boards instead of fiberglass. That is truly bygone days.

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