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Switch Housing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000090558D
Original Publication Date: 1969-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Stillwagon, RW: AUTHOR

Abstract

Switch housing 10, drawing A, is secured to bracket 11 with threaded bore 13 in aligned relation with an aperture in control panel 12. Threaded cylinder 15 of a toggle switch is received in bore 13 and is retained by jam nut 16 with actuating lever 17 projecting through the panel 12 aperture. Housing 10 presents four embossments 18 and a pair of projections 20 with terminal end surfaces 21. Lens 22 has a series of arms 24 projecting from it with embossed portion 25 adjoining the distal end of each. Lens 22 is received and retained as shown at B with embossments 18 and 25 cooperating to form a detent while actuator 17 projects through aperture 27, drawing C. Lens 22 is easily assembled and interchangeable to provide different colors for different functions, to change the language of indicia on it or to make field replacement.

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Switch Housing

Switch housing 10, drawing A, is secured to bracket 11 with threaded bore 13 in aligned relation with an aperture in control panel 12. Threaded cylinder 15 of a toggle switch is received in bore 13 and is retained by jam nut 16 with actuating lever 17 projecting through the panel 12 aperture. Housing 10 presents four embossments 18 and a pair of projections 20 with terminal end surfaces 21. Lens 22 has a series of arms 24 projecting from it with embossed portion 25 adjoining the distal end of each. Lens 22 is received and retained as shown at B with embossments 18 and 25 cooperating to form a detent while actuator 17 projects through aperture 27, drawing C. Lens 22 is easily assembled and interchangeable to provide different colors for different functions, to change the language of indicia on it or to make field replacement. Also, a blank lens can be provided to afford provision for future switch installation.

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