Navcor magnetic reed

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Navcor magnetic reed
Manufacturer Navcor
Inventor John Paul Jones Jr, Peter A Peroni
Switch type Linear
Sense method Reed


Developed by Navcor with the goal of providing magnetic reed switches with an activation point that was consistent between all switches in a give batch or keyboard. This was achieved with a switch containing an adjustable reed holder and a patented system for adjusting the position of this holder to set the activation point.

The switch design and system for adjustment are described in US patent #3,601,728 which was filed 3 Oct 1969.


Standard linear

Locking linear

Feel & Sound


Switches have are only known in one keyboard, the Teletype replacement keyboard.


  • Teletype


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