Artifact Details

Title

Switches

Catalog Number

102731556

Type

Physical object

Dimensions

overall: 1 1/4 in x 8 1/8 in x 4 1/2 in; overall: 15/16 in x 3/8 in x 3/8 in; overall: 3/4 in x 3/8 in x 3/8 in; overall: 5/16 in x 1/8 in x 1/8 in; overall: 1/4 in x 1/8 in x 1/8 in; overall: 3/8 in x 1/2 in x 3/16 in; overall: 1 1/8 in x 3/8 in x 3/8 in; overall: 1/4 in x 1/4 in x 1/4 in; overall: 3/8 in x 3/8 in x 3/8 in; overall: 3/8 in x 3/8 in x 3/16 in; overall: 3/8 in x 3/16 in x 3/16 in

Description

ITW plastic box with a hinged cover that reads, "ITW Switches" in black lettering. The box has 18 compartments and held 22 ITW button switches, 55 small clear plastic cylinders, 59 black plastic mounting cylinders, and 44 button switch caps of various shapes, sizes, and colors.
The box contained 6 yellow light button switches, 6 red light button switches, 7 black button switches, and 3 uncapped non-light button switches. All but two red and two yellow light button switches, have 2 prongs attached to one side of the bottom of the switch.

The box cautioned three types of button caps, one shaped like a trapezoid, one shaped like a square, and one shaped like a rectangle . The trapezoid shaped cap had small and large versions, in a variety of colors. In the box there were 4 gray and 6 black small trapezoid shaped caps. There were 4 gray, 4 white, and 6 black large trapezoid shaped caps. There were 2 silver, 3 red, and 3 black square shaped caps. There were 2 silver, 3 red, 2 white, and 4 black rectangular shaped caps. There was also one gray rectangular shaped cap.

Category

Component/other

Credit

Gift of Frank Vest

Lot Number

X4696.2008