Wednesday, 6 February 2013

History of a vintage dash switch

As luck would have it I spotted another switch while idly browsing eBay Australia. The switches are probably American and both went to Australia.

The top switch arrived today and was in a car that died prior to WW2. The car was left in the blackberries on a farm in far east Victoria. In the eighties, the farmer needed a switch for a dash fan in his VW Combi, and although the car was by then a rusted hulk, the switch had been protected by the scuttle for 45 years, and just needed a clean. After being used for 5 years, it then ended up in a box in the garage for another 20 years before going on eBay and being bought by me. In a few years time it will have another lease of life in a 1926 Sunbeam Twincam. I wonder where it will go next!!

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