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Switch box-Early teens?- Lights or coils?


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Larry is right. That word "trademark" is normally used to claim rights to an adjacent logo, name, symbol, image, etc. It's possible that under that black paint there may be remnants of a painted image, or a decal. If you take some lacquer thinner on a rag and rub the flat area under the switch handle, you may find something. SOMETIMES the thinner will slowly dissolve the outer layer of paint, revealing anything underneath. 

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The push pull switches are the style made by Cole - Hersee in the late teens - early 20's. But I think there were also similar from other makers.

 My 1922 Packard truck used them for the factory optional, electric lights. No dim feature on that one , just the push pulls. And mounted on a small, plain rectangular, brass plate.

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20 hours ago, roysboystoys said:

OK , I took it apart.

" Dimit"

Suburban lighting & Gas engine

Toledo, Ohio

Motor magazine and Chilton lists them for 1917

 

So , the big lever switch has four positions that feed the push/pull switches?

Why?

It looks like there is a rheostat in the big switch that gives you 4  dimming levels for the switches . Don't know what for though. 

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