jerrybev

please help identify this early switch or lock

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It is 1 3/4" x 2 1/8", and has two numbers stamped on it.  see photo. ( Someone said they thought it might be from an early Buick but I don

t know.)

thank you for your time and help.

jerry Whitfield

Winston salem, NC

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it measures 1 3/4" x 2 1/8", someone said they thought it might have been from an early Buick.  see pix below

thanks for your help

jerry whitfield

Winston salem NC

 

 

ignition switch.JPG

ignition switch2.JPG

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it measures 1 3/4" x 2 1/8", someone said they thought it might have been from an early Buick.  If so, it might also fit other GM cars?  see pix below

thanks for your help

jerry whitfield

Winston salem NC

ignition switch.JPG

ignition switch2.JPG

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The first thought would be a lock for the steering ..... but I think there were accessory locks for the side mount tires.

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Good morning,

 

It is a steering column lock. Possibly aftermarket?

Without knowing the dimensions of the hole that the column slides into, it would be difficult to identify what car it fits.

The stamp on the base would most likely be from the manufacturer.

 

Respectfully

 

David. 

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hi

thanks for reply.  what time period was a steering column lock like this one used?   Any certain brands of cars?  Was the purpose of it to prevent theft?  On this piece the hole is 5/8" diameter to left of the key.  On the underside the hole increases to 7/8" diameter.  Anyone have an idea what years it was offered and for what brands of cars?

thanks for your help.

Jerry

Edited by jerrybev (see edit history)

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hi

this is Jerry the author.  Hole to left of key is 5/8" dia. and it enlarges to 7/8" dia. on bottom.  Any idea of what years this would have been offered and for what brands of cars?   thank you for your time and help.

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Looks like a aftermarket spare tire lock.

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hi

thanks for reply.  Any idea what range of years it would fit or what brands( or all brands?)

thanks

jerry

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Best guess....1921 to 1928.

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Here is an exploded view of I believe 1939 side mount..... note it has a lock ..... which is also exploded.

To make the one you have complete (work) you also need the special hex long nut with the undercut in the center.

That pin shown on the inside of the hole fits into the undercut.

 

 

 

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That GM spare tire lock was used way into the 60's and maybe longer.  They were used on Corvairs that I know for sure.

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Tire lock.  It has been used since then well into the 60's in some for or fashion.  Last one that I saw was on a Corvair but it did not have the offset.  Both the lock and the hole were parallel.

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Posted (edited)
On 7/22/2020 at 12:05 PM, jerrybev said:

it measures 1 3/4" x 2 1/8", someone said they thought it might have been from an early Buick.  see pix below

thanks for your help

jerry whitfield

Winston salem NC

 

 

ignition switch.JPG

ignition switch2.JPG

ignition3.JPG

 

How many times did you post this request?  Only once is needed. 

 

 

 

Edited by Larry Schramm (see edit history)

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