Saturday, October 17, 2015

We used to make things in this country. #214: J.C. Adams Co. Ltd., (JACO), Toronto, Ontario

A "Servisignal" bell manufactured by the J.C. Adams Co. (JACO) of Rexdale Boulevard, Toronto.  The bell is electrically powered, but triggered when a car runs over a pressurized rubber hose.  From a day when this was a signal for "full service" when you pulled into a gas station.

Below, from the web:

This product appears to have been made under license in Canada by the J.C. Adams Company, which was also the Canadian distributor for Fram filters in the 40's and 50's.

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Unknown said...

Just picked one of these up at a yard sale.
I was disappointed when I took it apart.
the diaphragm was brittle and broken and the magnet was missing.
The diaphragm was an easy fix but the magnet was trial and error.
but I managed to combine mini magnets the correct diameter to actuate properly.
not much online about this brand.
This was the first site I stumbled upon.

Anonymous said...

What did you use a material for the diaphragm? Or were you able to purchase one?