Light Switch?

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29FarmTruck
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Light Switch?

Post by 29FarmTruck » April 3rd, 2019, 7:54 pm

I need some input from forum members. In my 1929 AA closed cab a switch was installed on the dash rail to the left of the steering wheel. Does anyone know what accessory this might have been used for. Thanks! Image
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Re: Light Switch?

Post by 1crosscut » April 3rd, 2019, 8:17 pm

Could have been a lot of things.
How about a light on the rear of the truck that said OK TO PASS

I say that because I have a vintage one that I'm going to install on mine this spring.
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Re: Light Switch?

Post by birdacre » April 4th, 2019, 3:53 am

maybe electric wipers or dash light.

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29FarmTruck
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Re: Light Switch?

Post by 29FarmTruck » April 4th, 2019, 10:14 am

The 'Ok to Pass" light is an interesting idea. Do you have a picture? Where was the light located?
The truck has the original manual windshield wiper. Dash light could be a possibility, but it seems an odd place to put it.

This AA is a hand crank dump truck, similar to a 202-A or 202-B. The tail light was on the left rear frame, not on the cab as in later models.
Attached are a couple of pictures. One shows the release and crank handles, the other shows the crank gears. I have yet to see a picture of this exact setup. Could be that this was done by a 3rd party supplier.

Thanks for the input.
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KimVanOrder
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Re: Light Switch?

Post by KimVanOrder » April 4th, 2019, 5:02 pm

Being that old of a switch,, think simple. Light switch..
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