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 Posted: Fri Oct 11th, 2019 12:28 pm
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Paul Auerbach
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The small GE desk fans (1920's and 30's) all used a simple on-off switch.  Does anyone have a working switch they wish to part with?Paul Auerbach  

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 Posted: Fri Oct 11th, 2019 12:46 pm
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You mean the black plastic toggle that looks like it came out of a wall switch? I’ve only seen a couple installed; the rest of the switches I’ve seen have been the metal kind with the screw-on collar and the knob on the end of the toggle.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 11th, 2019 12:56 pm
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The image is the inside. The "switch" is a black plastic (bakelite) switch with a white dot on one side to denote on or off.

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Not the best pics. but this is the switch


 


http://www.afcaforum.com/forum2/56459.html

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 Posted: Fri Oct 11th, 2019 03:25 pm
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That is the switch.  I have the screws.  charge whatever you feel is reasonable.    

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paul@geothermalgroup.com

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 Posted: Fri Oct 11th, 2019 04:26 pm
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Paul Auerbach wrote: That is the switch.  I have the screws.  charge whatever you feel is reasonable.    


Sorry Paul. I posted that on the 8th of September, it sold on the 12th. I was just showing a picture of the front of the switch.

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They’re hard to find used and I’m not aware of anything made today that fits. 

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It appears no manufacturer makes this switch.  The originals are vulnerable to getting brittle and falling apart.  I'm figuring out how to fabricate it.  

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