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John Zicha 03-01-2018 12:08 AM

1970 caddy commercial chassis door jamb switch
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I've tried every combination of words possible and can't come up with a picture for the door switches in our superior ambulance. Is it a Cadillac part? Or did superior remove the Cadillac part and put these in? These are in all of the doors including the rear door. Driver side door has 2 of them.

Paul Steinberg 03-01-2018 07:43 AM

That switch was made by Cuttler Hammer. It is marked on the switch CH, which many people think is the mark for Cole Hersee. At one time, I also thought that, but after speaking to Tom Caserta, who worked for Miller Meteor, did I learn this fact. The switch is common to most of the body builder cars. Prior to talking to Tom, I went to Cole Hersee in Boston, and they said that it wasn't one of their products.

John Zicha 03-01-2018 08:10 AM

Once again, a wealth of info. Seems to be Model# 8406K3. Just bought the last pack of 3 on eBay for 19.99!!! We'll see.
Thanks so much!

Kurt Arends 03-01-2018 08:31 AM

Actually spelled "Cutler-Hammer", if you are searching on-line. Huge name in electronics. My employer repairs a ton of C-H electronics. Touch screens, etc.

Kurt Arends 03-01-2018 08:37 AM

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Currently on eBay.

John ED Renstrom 03-01-2018 10:28 AM

Thanks the word i had was they were no longer around. Glad to see they are still made. Now remember superior built the body on that car. Not cadillac. Superior used some off the shelf GM parts but like these inline switches they function differently the the Automotive jam switch. So now i wounder if the spacers are still around. I would guess so

Kurt Arends 03-01-2018 10:39 AM

I don't know that these are still in production. They are most likely obsolete.

Cutler-Hammer is still around though.

Peter Grave 03-01-2018 07:12 PM

Have you ever seen some of the big time electric power handling equipment C H builds? It ain't bitsy door switches.

Paul Steinberg 03-01-2018 11:50 PM

The CH catalog is about 3" thick, and there are 2 volumes! That is just the normal stuff that is sold through electrical supply houses, and there is even more that those 2 volumes don't address.

John ED Renstrom 03-02-2018 10:18 AM

I Drop the seller a note. He may Have a few he is trickling out, Or not. I got 3 from him and asked for more he said he was out. But that will take care of the warn out ones on the rear door of the 72 and the 67. If they are just corroded the evapo-rust will clean that up. But the heavy used ones the brass inside gets warn out.

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