Original type of teeth light switches used on the Hero Robot?

DSC03818While attending a local building event in Yorba Linda California, a friend of mind (Max Cervantes) brought by a selection of switches that look like they may have been of the type used in the original robot in the series of Lost in Space in the 60’s. Of the 2 sets presented the larger of the 2 sets seems to fit the bill.¬† Brian Nix thought the larger set looked very close¬† (if not the same as) the originals. The set with the brass colored barrels is the smaller set. Take a look at them and let me know if you think either one is the set. If they are then these are in deed a rare find as the switches used in the hero robot havent been made for some time. To date I havent seen any documented pictures or specs of what the orignal switches actually looked like (other than the front facing). So, if anyone can provide additional information it would be appreciated.


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  1. I was fortunate enough to find a set of these at an online electronics surplus company. I compared the buttons to the set Craig sells and find that the thin white diffuser is identical to the front of the switch button, and the colored inscribed button is near identical to the inner portion of the buttons on these, just a hair narrower. To make use of them would be easy and could be done a couple of ways, first to simply glue Craig’s buttons with or without diffusers to these button fronts and adjust depth with a baker plate, or and I’m still thinking about this since I just got my set today, would be to make acrylic parts like the inner portion of the buttons in clear acrylic and include Craig’s diffuser, or make inner portions in clear or white and not include the diffuser. It might be worth trying one button first before making all of them. I notice there are 4 bulbs inside each button, some are missing from my set, some just 2, but most have all 4, I haven’t tried to see if they light up yet, so some may or may not be good. Replacement bulbs are now the next step to getting these to work. What are your plans with your set Jerry? I’m sure as with everything you make they will turn out great.

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