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Page 2 Electrical Switches

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Ultra Violet Cockpit Light Dimmer Switch (pg1 light)

Grimes MFG Co ultra violet light dimmer switch.

Used to control cockpit lights in aircraft fitted with UV gauges.

A-2334A

 

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Available in the lighting section use this link to navigate 

 

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Switch 12/64 (No 107 pg 2 Elec Swit)

12/64

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£30

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Switch Timer 5CW/5501 (No 106 pg 2 Elec Swit)

5CW/5501

5 Amps     24 Volt

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£35

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Switch EAP 12913 (No 105 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Serial No 1106

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£35

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Undercarriage Rotax Switch Type D1201 (No 104 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Faded Air Ministry marked.

Partly reads: Terminals 1 Make Terminals 2 Brake When Depressed

5C/1717

No 6/44

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£195

   

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Micro Switch 5C/1789 (No 103 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Air Ministry marked micro switch by Burgess Products Co Ltd.

5C/1789

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£25

   

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£25

Micro Switch CRL2/254 (No 102 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Micro switch from Burgess Products Co Ltd.

PAT: 419917

CRL2/254

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Push button 3180-1 (No 101 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Here is small push button similar to the Spitfire fuel gauging button but slightly small probably used for a similar purpose in another aircraft

 

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    £35 each

  Five  available

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Luftwaffe automatic switch FL E 5000 01 (No 100 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Luftwaffe automatic switch to secure the on-board system Fl. E 5000 01  self-switch 6 A, 19-5000 A-3.

Made by Bauart Siemans

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   £55

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Switch 5CW/5823 (No 99D pg 2 Elec Swit)

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£35

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Switch 5CW/5826 (No 99C pg 2 Elec Swit)

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 £35

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Switch 5CW/7543 (No 99B pg 2 Elec Swit)

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 £35

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Switch 5CW/7542 (No 99A pg 2 Elec Swit)

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 £35

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Switch 10F/13238 (No 98 pg 2 Elec Swit)

3 AMP electrical switch.    30V.D.C     250 V.A.C.

10F/13238

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£35

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Switch 5CY/5082 (No 97 pg 2 Elec Swit)

5U/5082

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£20

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£35

 

Circuit Breaker 5CY/5330 (No 96 pg 2 Elec Swit)

5CY/5330 Circuit Breaker Type LGA 18 BI/I. New and in original packaging.

5CY/5330

Serial No: F111046

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Bomber Magneto Switch (No 95 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Switchbox 2 Way Ignition missing its front cover but otherwise complete and working.

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£150

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Switch 5CW/5823 (No 94A pg 2 Elec Swit)

5CW/5823

£25

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Switch 5CW/7542 (No 94B pg 2 Elec Swit)

5CW/7542

£25

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Prop Feathering Switch 5CW/6499 (No 93 pg 2 Elec Swit)

24 Volt

5CW/6499

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£45

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Flame Detector Switch A 5C/4543 (No 92A pg 2 Elec Swit)

5C/4543

XH FORM C3/2

£35

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Flame Detector Switch B 5C/4542 (No 92B pg 2 Elec Swit)

    5C/4542

XH FORM C2/6  

£35

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Flame Detector Switch C XH FORM C2/2 (No 92C pg 2 Elec Swit)

XH FORM C2/2

£35

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Flame Detector Switch D 5CW/5052 (No 92D pg 2 Elec Swit)

5CW/5052

XH FORM C2/8

£35

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Flame Detector Switch E XH FORM C/3 (No 92E pg 2 Elec Swit)

XH FORM C/3

£35

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Flame Detector Switch F 5C/4545 (No 92F pg 2 Elec Swit)

5C/4545

XH FORM C7/2

£35

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MK XIV Switch Box (No 91 pg 2 Elec Swit)

24 Volt Switch Box.

  5C 2799

5C/992

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£35

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£35

Switch (No 90 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Switch in original box.

   5CW/5771

    

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Switch (No 89 pg 2 Elec Swit)

20 AMP switch

   5C/4184

  

   

£35

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Rotax 20 amp Switch (No 88 pg 2 Elec Swit)

20 AMP switch

   5C/4323

£35

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Twin Magneto switch and frame (No 87 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Here we have a long stalk twin magneto switch with its protective cage. This version was used on all twin and four engine Wartime RAF Bombers and Fighters. Obviously in four engine types two sets would be used. This set has a stores ticket attached which says it was removed from a Shackleton WR 977 which if you search google still exists. This has a Kings crown so this was almost certainly used in an earlier aircraft before being fitted to the Shak.

 

 

 

£395

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Magneto Cage (No 86 pg 2 Elec Swit)

This is a magneto cage  in good original condition. This cage was fitted to Lancasters, which had two sets and many other Wartime RAF aircraft. Nicely marked with Kings Crown. The cage worked in conjunction with an undercarriage switch and prevented the mags from being turned off accidentally.

Ref: 5C/1252

 
£125


 

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£55

Shakelton Four engine fuel priming switch 1 (No 85 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Ref: 5CW/4207

TYPE C 1820Y

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Shakelton Four engine fuel priming switch 2 (No 84 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Ref: 5CW/4207

TYPE C 1820Y

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£55

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Magneto Synchroniser Test Box (No 83 pg 2 Elec Swit)

This is a magneto synchroniser used for  testing aircraft magnetos, it is the best example I have seen of one of these and is complete it even has its original bulbs. Its a really attractive peace and made to last.

5C/1113

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£195

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Early three way Switch 5C/623 (No 82 pg 2 Elec Swit)

This is an early 1930s three way Switch possibly used for magnetos. Probably has a number of functions and fitted to many aircraft types.

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Seen above right fitted to a 1930s Hawker Bi Plane fighter.

£175

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On/off switches (No 81A pg 2 Elec Swit)

This is a three way switch as apposed to the standard on off switch.

A/M 5C/930

   

£45 each

 

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BF 109 Circuit breaker FL 32404-1 (No 81 pg 2 Elec Swit)

This is a circuit breaker as fitted to the BF 109 and probably other Wartime Luftwaffe aircraft.

 In good original functioning condition although will need the relevant checks to fly.

Seen below in situ in a BF 109 E Cockpit

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£95 each three available

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£35

Spitfire fuel gauge switch (No 80 pg 2 Elec Swit)

This is a new made switch not original fits the hole for the rare and expensive push button that operates the Spitfire fuel tank gauge. It is fully functional.

 

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Rotary switch Meteor (No 79 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Here is a rotary switch used in the early Jet the Meteor and most likely other early RAF jets.

 I have two available one which is completely sealed . The one shown has a small dent in the case shown in the picture..

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£25

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Gyro Switch (No 78 pg 2 Elec Swit)

This Caging Switch is a component of the Gyro Flux Gate Compass System, which was installed in many long range bomber and transport aircraft of the US Army Air Force and US Navy, such as B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, B-29 Superfortress, PBY Catalina, PB4Y Privateer, and C-54 Skymaster.  Post-war aircraft which used this system included the B-50 Superfortress and the B-36 Peacemaker.

£85

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Jettison switch 5D/556   (No 77 pg 2 Elec Swit)

This is a jettison generally fitted to heavy and medium bombers to jettison their bombs in case of emergencies .The button and switch function as it should.

£195

 

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Jettison switch 5D/556   (No 76 pg 2 Elec Swit)

This is a jettison generally fitted to heavy and medium bombers to jettison their bombs in case of emergencies . It missing a small plug on the front , the button and switch function as it should. Please enlarge the pictures to asses its condition.

£175

 

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Cockpit dimmer switch (No 73 pg 2 Elec Swit)

5C/2470 Broad arrow stamp has day and off legend.

1 Available

£75

Cockpit dimmer switch (No 74 pg 2 Elec Swit)

5C/2469 Broad arrow stamp has day and off legend.

3 Available

£75

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Rheostat Type H  (No 70 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Here we have a Rheostat Type H

This was  Used for the Fleet Air Arm to Dim Navigation Lights

This has Air Ministry Reference Number: 5C/929

£55

 

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£85

Lamp Test Indicator  (No 69 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Here we have a Lamp Test Indicator

This was probably Used for Testing Landing or Navigation Lamps

This has Air Ministry Reference Number: 5D/1554

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Graviner fire detector switch (No 67 pg 2 Elec Swit)

 

Graviner fire detector switch. On this early type the protruding plunger was restrained by a fusible metal “slug” enclosed in a finned housing. When exposed to flame/heat the fusible metal slug melted releasing the spring loaded plunder to make the switch contacts. Others had a small squib restraining the plunger which exploded in a mild way when contacted by flame thus releasing the plunger.

This has the Air Ministry Crown and Ref:21F/373

£45

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Skid Indicator Contacting Unit (No 64 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Skid Indicator Mk.3

Ref: 5C/3941

This is in Good Condition

£40

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Boost Operated Switch (No 63 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Type No 3-27142

Ref: 5C/4261

24V - 10a

Negretti and Zambra Ltd

£55

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Ignition Test Switches  (No 62 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Ground Testing Ignition Test Switch

Ref: 5C/1411

Nice A.M Crown

£125

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1930s magneto switch 5C/625 (No 59 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Good original condition.

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£295

Spitfire etc starter buttons (No 56 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Spitfire starter buttons , used on practically all

WWII RAF aircraft.

£45 each

Bomb release switch on panel (No 55 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Here we have an interesting piece. The switch is generally used as a bomb release switch.

This particular one is mounted on a Perspex panel with brackets to mount to a tube. So far I have been unable to identify its application but would make an educated guess that its designed for use in a single engine fighter bomber. Both Hurricanes and Spitfires carried bombs.

The Spitfire had a cable release for dropping its payload. It is possible that with its tubular construction that this was fitted to a Hurricane.

£85

 

Blank spring loaded switch cover (No 51 pg 2 Elec Swit)

This is a blank as new old stock. These switch covers are used to protect the push button switches used in practically every kind of Wartime RAF aircraft, from Spitfire starter buttons to fire ex on Lancs. These being blank can be engraved or transfers applied to suit your purpose. We have multiples available.

Ref: 5K/2724

£20 each

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IFF destruction push button covers (No 50 pg 2 Elec Swit)

 IFF switch cover (Identification Friend or foe) in the event of the aircraft crashing the IFF had a system to destroy itself, all three buttons had to pressed at the same time setting off a timed explosion to destroy the IFF. The switches were protected to prevent this happening by accident and these covers sat over the switches.

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£95

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Arrow Switch Lancaster slow running (No 49 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Arrow switch made in England .

1 amp 220 V

This is a momentary switch although not correct as its 250 Volt would make an ideal switch to use in a Lancaster panel for the slow running switches as its the same size with the same hole diameter. It is a momentary switch pulls down and returns to its original position.

£20 each

 

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CAC Boomerang Starter handle AC Type A7  (No 48 pg 2 Elec Swit)

This is a super rare starter handle for a Boomerang Fighter only 250 of these aircraft were made.

AC Type A7

C 20943

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When Japan entered World War II in December 1941, the RAAF did not possess a single fighter aircraft for home defence and, consequently, and a local fighter was produced to meet the threatened Japanese onslaught
Named the Boomerang, the new fighter was designed as an interceptor with a high rate of climb and good manoeuvrability A total production of 250 aircraft between 1942 and 1945.
With the arrival of more advanced fighters , the Boomerang was soon relegated to the army co-operation role with Nos 4 and 5 Squadrons. It was in this role that the Boomerang was most accomplished, with a reputation for effective strikes throughout New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Borneo

Shown above left the handle in situ in a Boomerang Fighter and above right the Boomerang.

£275


Control box (No 47 pg 2 Elec Swit)

AM Ref: 5D/632

£35

Single Locking Switch (No 43 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Ref: 5C/3130

£35

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Pye Micro switch (No 42 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Micro switch as used in aircraft throttle and other applications.

Micro switch Type Otehall

5C/21268/1098

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Out of stock more wanted please contact me

 

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5 way switch 5C/545  (No 39 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Good functional condition  5 switch selector used in numerous wartime aircraft.

A/M 5C/545

£155

 

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£125

3 Way Switch (No 37 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Nice original 3 way switch

 Fitted to a variety of aircraft from Bombers to fighters. Rare triple switch box Typically fitted to the main instrument panel in Lancasters and Huricanes. In good functioning condition.

AM Ref: 5C/544

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Lancaster Rotary switch (No 35 pg 2 Elec Swit)

A WW2 RAF  Rotary switch used on the Lancaster main instrument panel to operate the Landing lights.

Ref: 5C/936

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£55 three available

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Ground /Flight Switch (No 34 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Used when starting heavy bombers such as the Lancaster and Halifax ect. Once running the switch is thrown and the aircrafts own generators take over. A/M Crown in functional condition.

5A/3035

£65

Type TD-2 rotary switch (No 32 pg 2 Elec Swit)

 £25

 

Type TD-1 rotary switch (No 31 pg 2 Elec Swit)

5C/4081

 £25

Heavy Duty switch (No 30 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Looks like a switch used on an ACC trolley. Heavy duty switch rotates 360 degrees make of Bakelite and ceramics.

Good serviceable condition.

5C/1242

 £75

 

Engine anti ice rotary switch (No 27 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Ref: 5CW/5503

As Used in the Aircraft Such as the Varsity and Hastings

£25

 

Supercharger switch (No 26 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Supercharger and fuel switches. Fits in the Spitfire panel on the supercharger plate and below the fuel gauge.

AM Ref: 5D/531

£25 each

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 On/off switch with cage (No 21A pg 2 Elec Swit)

Here is something i have not seen before its the standard on/off switch used in practically every RAF WWII aircraft but has spring loaded cage to prevent accidental use of the switch.

A/M 5C/930


£65

 

 On/off switches (No 21 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Here we have a limited number of the standard on/off switch used in practically all WWII RAF Wartime aircraft from Spitfire to Lancaster. They are all old new stock and fully serviceable.

 

A/M 5C/543


£45 each

 

Venner ignition switch (No 19 pg 2 Elec Swit)

This is a strange piece it has a small clockwork timer which operates immediately the knob is turned to on winding back to off.

Any info on this gratefully received. email me

I have seen these switches used as detonators but never marked up ignition. 

Operates for about 15 seconds and is marked for 5 amps 24 volts DC and 5 amps 240 AC.

Please note the one shown is sold I have two more but are not marked ignition and do not have the square mounting bracket. They do say Venner and off and on.

 £55

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Remote rotary switch (No 18A pg 2 Elec Swit)

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D 0123

445 RX

I have no idea what this switch is for but it has a cam arm on it and is clearly meant to operated remotely using a cable or lever.

 £55

 

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 £175 each 5 available

Starter Switch For a Grumman Avenger Type 645  (No 18 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Here is a type 645 starter switch for a Grumman Avenger, like allot of aircraft parts probably used in other US built aircraft. In good condition the levers move as they should with a good stiff spring.

                          

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The Avenger entered U.S. service in 1942, and first saw action during the Battle of Midway.

 Despite the loss of five of the six Avengers on its combat debut, it survived in service to become one of the outstanding torpedo bombers of World War II. Greatly modified after the war, it remained in use until the 1960s.

 

Twin lever Bendix Magneto ignition switch (No 16 pg 2 Elec Swit)

This switch appears serviceable . Each lever has three positions and move freely the centre pulls in and out freely.

AN3253.1

Bendix Scintilla 10.32891

As Used in American Aircraft Such as the Consolidated PBY Catalina

Seen in Situ Below

 £125

 


Magneto Cage (No 15 pg 2 Elec Swit)

This is a magneto cage  in good original condition. This cage was fitted to Lancasters, which had two sets and many other Wartime RAF aircraft. Nicely marked with Kings Crown. The cage worked in conjunction with an undercarriage switch and prevented the mags from being turned off accidentally.


£125



 

Early Brass switch  (No 14 pg 2 Elec Swit)

 

This switch was used as a mag switch on early  1930s aircraft and as a landing light switch on the Spitfire and other RAF wartime aircraft.

N/A

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Prop Feathering switch 5C/2016 (No 13A pg 2 Elec Swit)

Prop feathering switch in very good condition complete with stores ticket with wiring diagram.

Ref: 5C/2016

D22016

24 Volt

RX 3545

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£125

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Radio Wireless Switch Type 49 (No 12A pg 2 Elec Swit)

This is a really unusual switch, very similar to the early 1930s and WWII magneto switch it has three positions , off, start and running. it has an Airministry crown and the reference number

10A/7540. 10/A is the Airminstry designation for radio and wireless.

 

£155

Very early Twin Magneto Switch (No 12 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Extremely rare 1930s twin magneto switch.

Fitted to the By Plane fighters of the RAF.

5A/333

£155

Out of stock more needed please contact me

B24 Liberator IFF Radio destruction Control (No 11C pg 2 Elec Swit)

This is the USAF version of the IFF (identification friend or foe) and radio equipment destruction control.

This unit was used to destroy the IFF and radio equipment if the aircraft was forced to crash land in enemy territory.

 The RAF and USAF used  compatible radio systems and the Spitfire had a similar unit on the RHS of the Cockpit.

You can see this unit in situ in a B24 Liberator Cockpit below above and left of the Co Pilots control yoke.

 

Magneto switch cage (No 11B pg 2 Elec Swit)

Here we have the cage that protects the long nose bomber magneto switches as used in all RAF bombers and twin engine aircraft.

 

£125 each two available

 

Bomber Magneto switch long stalk  (No 11A pg 2 Elec Swit)

Here we have the Bomber version of the magneto switch with the long stalks used in practically every RAF bomber and twin engine aircraft.

£195      Four available

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Twin Magneto switch and frame (No 11 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Here we have a mint boxed long stalk twin magneto switch with its protective cage. This version was used on all twin and four engine Wartime RAF Bombers and Fighters. Obviously in four engine types two sets would be used. This set really is in excellent condition with its sealing wires in place and should be suitable as a flying part.

 

Seen under in situ in a Mosquito

 

£395

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Fighter/Spitfire Magneto switch (No 10B pg 2 Elec Swit)

Short switch Fighter magneto. Used in all Mk's of Spitfire and other fighters including the Hurricane. This one has lost its paint and has one small screw missing see pictures for condition. Getting increasingly hard to find.

Ref: 5C/548

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£325

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Fighter/Spitfire Magneto switch (No 10A pg 2 Elec Swit)

Short switch Fighter magneto. Used in all Mk's of Spitfire and other fighters including the Hurricane. This one has lost its paint and has one small screw missing see pictures for condition. Getting increasingly hard to find.

Ref: 5C/548

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£325

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Fighter/Spitfire Magneto switch (No 10 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Short switch Fighter magneto. Used in all Mk's of Spitfire and other fighters including the Hurricane. This one has lost its paint and has one small screw missing see pictures for condition. Getting increasingly hard to find.

Ref: 5C/548

£325

 Dimmer switch Plate (No 9 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Ref: 5C/2691

 

Out of stock more wanted contact me

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Type R  Dimmer switch (No 8F pg 2 Elec Swit)

These dimmer switches superseded the earlier type with the knob being easier to use whilst wearing flying gloves.

Comes with original mounting bracket and is in original used condition.

75 Ohms

Ref: 5C/2530

 

£35

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Type R  Dimmer switch (No 8E pg 2 Elec Swit)

These dimmer switches superseded the earlier type with the knob being easier to use whilst wearing flying gloves. Original used condition.

115 Ohms

Ref: 5C/2531

 

Out of stock more wanted contact me

 

 

 

 

Type R  Dimmer switch (No 8D pg 2 Elec Swit)

These dimmer switches superseded the earlier type with the knob being easier to use whilst wearing flying gloves. Original used condition.

135 Ohms

Ref: 5C/2452

 

£30

 

 

 

Type R  Dimmer switch (No 8C pg 2 Elec Swit)

These dimmer switches superseded the earlier type with the knob being easier to use whilst wearing flying gloves. Original used condition.

50 Ohms

Ref: 5C/2449

 

£30

 

 

Type R  Dimmer switch (No 8B pg 2 Elec Swit)

These dimmer switches superseded the earlier type with the knob being easier to use whilst wearing flying gloves. Original used condition.

22 Ohms

Ref: 5C/2451

 

£30

 

Type R  Dimmer switch (No 8A pg 2se dimmer switches superseded the earlier type with the knob being easier to use whilst wearing flying gloves. Original used condition.

13 Ohms

Ref: 5C/2525

 

£30

 


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Cockpit dimmer switch 5C/1181 (No 7 pg 2 Elec Swit)

AM Ref: 5C/1181

Used on Lancaster Bomb aimers panels and other applications such as navigators lamps ect mainly in Heavy bombers.

 New old stock in their original boxes.

£40

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BF 109 Einbaudruckknopf / Pushbutton Nr 19-5836 (No 6B pg 2 Elec Swit)

 

Wartime power switch I assume its the starter button fitted to the BF 109 in very good condition complete with its original box.

FLE 583601 Gerat Nr 19-5836

Out of stock more wanted contact me

 

Drehumschalter/Rotary switch  (No 6A pg 2 Elec Swit)

 

Here is a Luftwaffe rotary switch used in a range of WWII German aircraft including the FW 190 and BF 109. It comes in its original box although that is not in great shape. The switch itself appears to be in good condition.

Made by Siemans

40 Volt 20 amp

Gerat NR 19-5817 A-1

FLE 581701

£85

Spitfire Dimmer Switch (No 6 pg 2 Elec Swit)
Wartime Dimmer switch used in  many applications both in Bombers and Fighters fitted  to Spitfires (main panel)

  Type G             AM Ref: 5C/724

£35 each

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5C/870 Relay switch (No 5A pg 2 Elec Swit)

5 C is for electrical switches so this is some kind of switching gear most likely from the look of the internals most likely a relay switch.

5C/870

£55


 

Rotax Heated Glove switch (No 4 pg 2 Elec Swit)

This is a switch to heat the gloves of aircrew in bombers. This switch would most noticeably be found in the Gun turrets. In good serviceable condition.

Ref: 5C/2186

£85

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MK VII Spitfire Undercarriage switch (No 3D pg 2 Elec Swit)

Undercarriage locking switch , locks the magneto switches in the off position.

Supermarine code  35134 13 6

351 denotes a MK VII Spitfire

34 denotes instrument panel

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£225

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Dowty Undercarriage indicator switch 5C/ 1974 (No 3B pg 2 Elec Swit)

This is an excellent condition rare undercarriage indicator switch. This switch was used on many types of RAF Wartime aircraft including both Lancaster and Spitfire. Its function was prevent the undercarriage being retracted while the aircraft was on the ground.

Ref: 5C/1974

£125

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Dowty Undercarriage indicator switch (No 3A pg 2 Elec Swit)

Has some damage to the rear case but functions.

Ref: 5C/2186

£105

£175

Hurricane Undercarriage change over switch (No 3 pg 2 Elec Swit)

This is a mint condition very rare as new undercarriage switch as fitted to the Hurricane. Not sure if other types used it but the Hurricane definitely did.

Ref: 5C/1991

Seen in situ under in a Hurricane panel to the left of the U/C indicator.

Prop feathering switch Lancaster bomber (Nos 23 Electrical switches page 2 ele)

Lancaster prop feathering switches supplied mint. Thses were used in a variety of multi engine aircraft including the Lancaster and Mosquito sets of two or four available

in unopened original box

£35 each

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Lancaster/Mosquito prop feature covers (Nos 24 Electrical switches page 2 ele)

These are superb reproductions of the covers that protected the prop featuring buttons used a variety of wartime aircraft. machined from solid aluminium a variety of types were used including tin and Bakelite these particular ones were used early in the war and introduced again later as supplies of alloy became more readily available.

£75 Only one left in stock

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Lancaster/Mosquito prop feature covers (Nos 25 Electrical switches page 2 ele)

These are superb reproductions of the covers that protected the prop featuring buttons used a variety of wartime aircraft. A variety of types were used including tin and Bakelite . These ones are produced from a hard durable plastic to replicate the bakelite ones

 

£35 each multiples available

Master Engine synchronizer switch (Nos 29 Electrical switches page 2 ele)

Used in British aircraft although it appears to made in the US the US stopped using Port/ Starboard Inner/ Outer a long time before sync systems appeared. The British persisted in the terminology.

£55

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Multipoint changeover switch  (Nos 36 Electrical switches page 2 ele)

This switch is for the change over of electrical equipment in experimental aircraft so probably used in most types of RAF wartime aircraft in the design stage.

£35

Switch Magnetic Relay (Nos 45 Electrical switches page 2 ele)

Ref: 5C/3943

Type: S2

£55

MK I Spitfire starter switch cover (Nos 51A Electrical switches page 2 ele)

This is an original starter cover switch as used in the early Spitfires it is in excellent condition and extremely rare

 

Out of stock more wanted contact me


Shown right the RAF's heavy Bomber the short Stirling.

Jettison Button and cover (Nos 52 Electrical switches page 2 ele)

Jettison button and cover used to jettison bombs in Wartime RAF aircraft. 

Out of stock more wanted please contact me

Early Style Spitfire Starter Button (Nos 70 Electrical switches page 2 ele)

Here we have a very early type starter button used on Mk. I and Mk.II Spitfires

These are in a Good Serviceable Condition

Rotax Type N5CD

A.M Reference: 5C/857

This Type was also Used in The Fairey Battle and Gloster Gladiator

Seen Below in Situ in Mk.1 Spitfire

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Fairey Swordfish  Switch starting 5C/695 (Nos 57 Electrical switches page 2 ele)

Unusually large starter switch Air ministry Kings crown mark. These were used in the Fairey Swordfish it probably had applications.

5C/695

 £55

Bomb Release switch and cable (Nos 58 Electrical switches page 2 ele)

Mint condition Wartime bomb release switch used in nearly all RAF Wartime bombers complete with switch cable and plug.

£75

Push Button (Nos 59 Electrical switches page 2 ele)

A small push button Air Ministry crown.

£25 .

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£45

Dowty Switch (Electrical switches (nos 65 page 2 ele)

Type C.790Y

Ref: 5C/4228

New Old Stock in Original Box

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R.A.T.O.G Master Switch Cover  (Electrical switches (nos 66 page 2 ele)

Here we have a Cover for the R.A.T.O.G Master Switch

Ref:5C/5802

£35

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Tumbler Switch  (Electrical switches (nos 68 page 2 ele)

Here we have a Tumbler Switch

Ref: 5CW/5493

£25

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Percival Pembroke Switch Valve (Nos 75 Electrical switches page 2 ele)

Here we have a Valve Switch that was used in the Percival Pembroke

It has the Airframe Number 26PP on the Tag

£45

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Cockpit dimmer switch (No 72 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Here is a Gunsight dimmer switch used in Spitfires and other fighters fitted with reflector Gunsights.

These are slightly taller than the standard dimmer switch. We have three different reference numbers available.

 12 volt Air ministry stamp has day and off legend.

5C/763

Out of stock

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7 Point Multipoint changeover switch  (No 71 pg 2 Elec Swit)

This switch is for the change over of electrical equipment in experimental aircraft so probably used in most types of RAF wartime aircraft in the design stage.

Similar to the One Listed  above but has 7 Different Positions instead of three

 

Out of stock

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1930s Twin Magneto switch 5C/341 (Nos 60 page 2 ele)

New old stock serviceable condition in original box.

Out of stock more wanted contact us


Control box (Nos 46 Electrical switches page 2 ele)

Ref: 5UD/1517

Landing light motor control

Find this in the lighting section link here

Lancaster DS Compass switch (pg2 Rad)

An original and very rare item. This is the correct switch for the DF Compass fitted to Lancaster's. This switch is situated on the lower left of the main instrument panel in the Lancaster.

Click Here to See this in the Radio Section

Twin locking switch (No 44 pg 2 Elec Swit)

A.M Ref:5C/2847

Out of stock more wanted contact me

2 Way Master Switch (No 41 pg 2 Elec Swit)

A.M Ref: 5C/877

Out of stock more wanted please contact me

2 Way Toggle Switch (No 40 pg 2 Elec Swit)

A.M Ref: 5C/547

Out of stock more wanted please contact me

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Ground /Flight Switch 5C/2828 (No 33 pg 2 Elec Swit)

 

Different style of the ground flight switch in working order.

5C/2828

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Out of stock

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Beaufighter windscreen wiper control (No 22 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Here is a wiper control used in Beaufighters, Mosquitoes  and Ansons. Its in good condition and appears serviceable.

Out of Stock

 

De Havilland Mosquito Ignition Switch (No 20 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Long Stalk Ignition Switch that Attaches via a bar to the Magneto Switch

Ref: 5CW/1968

Seen in Situ Below to the Top Right

Out of stock more wanted please contact me

 

Twin Magneto Switch Guard (No 13 pg 2 Elec Swit)

Extremely rare 1930s twin magneto switch Guard

As Fitted to the Avro Anson and other 1930 aircraft

Ref: 5C/341

Out of stock more wanted please contact me

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Out of stock

Reproduction Fighter/Spitfire Magneto switch (No 10C pg 2 Elec Swit)

Short switch Fighter magneto. Used in all Mk's of Spitfire and other fighters including the Hurricane.

This is a reproduction in hard sturdy plastic this has a pair of period toggle switches fitted it makes a superb reproduction of the standard Fighter or Bomber mag switches common to practically every RAF Wartime aircraft.

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Air Ministry Dinghy Immersion Switch(pg2 Pilot eq)

Here we have an Immersion Switch Used to Deploy the Large Dinghies in Heavy Bombers

It Carries the Air Ministry Reference: 6D/148

The Lancaster dinghy had two means of activation apart from the internal pull cord -  the First method was the external method, "from the outside by pulling the loop on the starboard side, rear of the tailplane leading edge", and the automatic method, "by an immersion switch". I think most of the larger RAF aircraft of this period had similar multiple methods of inflating and releasing the dinghy from its stowage location, along with safeguards to prevent it drifting away before the crewmen could clamber into it!

Shown Below is the Dinghy Stowage Diagram it shows the placement of the immersion switch at the front of the Lancaster

See this in Pilot Equipment Section

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Spitfire IFF destruction

This is a quality reproduction of the IFF (identification friend or foe) destruction bracket that sits on the lower right of the Spitfire cockpit and is used for destroying the aircraft IFF (Identification Friend or foe) in the event of the aircraft crashing. 

The IFF identified the aircraft as friendly on the British radar so it was important that it did not fall into enemy hands.

On pressing the button's a small explosive charge destroyed the IFF. There were two of these switches and they were placed inside a protective box with big letters DANGER on the top.

 

 Friend or foe bracket available in the radio section link here

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Click Here to see this on the Altimeter Page

Grumman Avenger altitude switch (Ins pg3 Altimeter 10 ) 

Here we have a mint condition altitude limit switch. This aircraft used as a torpedo by both the RAF and USAF famously during the intense carrier battles of the Pacific war. This instrument  assisted in attaining the correct height for torpedo drops.

The Avenger entered U.S. service in 1942, and first saw action during the Battle of Midway. Despite losing five of the six Avengers on its combat debut, it survived in service to become one of the outstanding torpedo bombers of WWII .

Grumman Avenger in US Service

 

Grumman Avenger in RAF Service

 

 

Rheostat for Goggles (No 5 pg 2 Elec Swit)

A.M Ref: 5C/420

These Were Used Early on in the War

Out of stock more required please contact me.

Shown under and right  the MK VII c Spitfire

The Mk VII was a pressurised fighter. It had a more advanced pressurisation system than the Mk VI, using a sliding cockpit canopy, which was more popular than the locked cockpit on the Mk VI. The best high altitude version of the Mk VII was powered by the Merlin 71, and could reach 416mph at 44,000 ft. The Mk VII remained in production from August 1942 until early in 1944, although only 140 aircraft were produced in that time. The Mk VII was a little more successful than the earlier MK VI but the “interim” Mk IX turned out to be capable of operating high altitude itself, and the Mk VII soon lost its special status as a high altitude fighter, although it remained in use throughout the war.

MK VII Spitfire Undercarriage switch (No 2 pg 2 Elec Swit)

This is an original undercarriage indicator switch taken from a MK VII Spitfire  it was fitted with a supplementary plate stamped with the Supermarine Spitfire part nos.

Supermarine code  35134 13 6

351 denotes a MK VII Spitfire

34 denotes instrument panel

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 Hurricane charging regulator switch Electrical switches page 2 ele)

 

This is a mint boxed  switch used  in the  Hurricane  Used in conjunction with the Merlin II, Mk I Hurricane and the Mercury XX engines with Rotax generators this was later superseded by automatic generators later in the War..

AM Ref: 5C/651

Out of stock more wanted please contact me

Ignition Switch

 

Jos. Pollock Core

Out of stock more wanted contact me

 

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