Reed switch for Jaeger clock (1941 6-volt car)

Charles Be Ville

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I am repairing a Jaeger car clock for a 1941 6-volt car and can't find a reed switch for it. Does anyone know where I can get one?

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Bernhard J.

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Just for my interest, you are sure that it is a Reed switch? Reed switches as to my knowledge became more or less widespread end of the 40s only (but I may be wrong).

What does it do?

Sorry for questions instead of information, but I do not have an idea where to look. I case of an "unobtainable" microswitch for a car I spend days looking through catalogues and comparing and just by coincidence found out, that a microswitch from another make is 100% identical with the one I needed.

Best regards, Bernhard
 

Charles Be Ville

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Thanks for your reply. It's a single lightweight contact that is hooked to the coil and gets a ground signal through a pin that oscillates attached to the balance wheel. It was used in American and European cars. I have seen a lot of them. I thought it was a reed switch, but after your response, I looked at HSI Sensing website and it doesn't match their description although they say that the first reed switch was patented in 1936 and hit the market in 1940. However, the case of the Jaeger car clocks may look different , but the inside is the same as the regular clock. Do you know of any other manufacturers that might make anything similar? Again, thanks for the info.
 

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Hi Charles,

Sorry, I have no idea and hope that someone else has.

Best regards, Bernhard
 

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