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Toggle and Momentary Reed Console Switch Assembly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000093085D
Original Publication Date: 1967-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 58K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dorius, LF: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This switch assembly affords ready disassembly for repair and replacement of component parts without any soldering operations. Faceplate 10 has apertures 12 and 14 in which switch stems 16 and switch buttons 18 are free to move. Channel member 20 of magnetic material is held to faceplate 10 by screw 22 passing through cylindrical spacer 24 and switch mounting card 26. Reed switches 30 of conventional form are readily snapped into clips 32, the soldering terminals only of which appear in full, in terminal blocks 34.

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Toggle and Momentary Reed Console Switch Assembly

This switch assembly affords ready disassembly for repair and replacement of component parts without any soldering operations. Faceplate 10 has apertures 12 and 14 in which switch stems 16 and switch buttons 18 are free to move. Channel member 20 of magnetic material is held to faceplate 10 by screw 22 passing through cylindrical spacer 24 and switch mounting card 26. Reed switches 30 of conventional form are readily snapped into clips 32, the soldering terminals only of which appear in full, in terminal blocks 34.

Keyslider 36, of which stems 16 are a part, rides in slots milled in member 20. Clips 38 forming a part of slider 36 hold permanent magnets 40. The latter are positioned and poled to throw the reeds of switches 30. Magnets 40 are also positioned in slots milled in members 20 so as to be attracted to them at each end of the slide-stroke, thus positively detenting the slide and holding the reeds in the corresponding operation condition.

Slides 36 have a narrow tang over which coil spring 42 is placed to fashion a momentary version of the switch. Detenting is performed only at one end, as shown, of the travel in this case. Otherwise the momentary switch assembly is the same as the toggle switch described above except that member 20' is attached to subplate 50, which is attached, in turn, to faceplate 10.

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