[in 3,772,484  Nov. 13, 1973
 DUAL ACTING PUSH BUTTON TOGGLE SWITCH
 Inventor: John O. Roeser, 414 W. Victoria Ln., Arlington Heights, 111.
 Filed: Sept. 11, 1972
 Appl. No.: 287,835
 U.S. CI 200/4, 200/6 A, 200/67 G,
 Int. CI . H01h9/00
 Field of Search 200/4, 6 A, 67 G,
 References Cited
UNITED STATES PATENTS
2,248,362 7/1941 Krieger 200/67 G
2,326,232 10/1943 Krieger 200/67 G
3,385,942 5/1968 McCann 200/6 A
3,639,705 2/1972 Rayner 200/6 A
Primary Examiner—David Smith, Jr.
Attorney—Robert D. Silver
A dual function electrical switch which can be oper
ated either as a three position toggle switch or as a push button switch. The switch includes an elongated plunger-equipped actuator or operating shaft mounted within a casing, a toggle lever blade rockably mounted within the casing below the plunger, and a pair of switch levers pivotally mounted within the casing on opposite sides of the actuator. Each of the levers are engageable with one or more terminals which are mounted within the casing and extend outwardly therefrom. A pair of spring-biased plungers are carried by a cross shaft extending transversely through the actuator shaft and push the switch levers into electrical contact with their associated terminals when the actuator shaft is depressed longitudinally downwardly. When the actuator shaft is not depressed, it is pivotable out of its centered position to operate the toggle lever blade. Abutment means carried by the actuator shaft are cooperable with an opening in the top wall of the casing to prevent toggling action when the actuator shaft is depressed and to prevent push button action when the actuator shaft is pivoted. A flexible sealing boot hermetically seals the interior of the casing during both toggling and push button action.