"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by BDM, September 21, 2008, 04:19:03 PM
Quote from: AE_Collector on January 07, 2013, 07:33:13 PMI have no idea if the vast majority of my phones work or not. I have an AE 40 & an AE 50 both with full chrome and in service in our house but that is probably it. Oh wait, an AE 43A and an AE 83A hooked up and wall mounted in a now unused room. One of each because at the time we had two phone lines.I am a hoarder as well with good intentions of woking on them one day but as long as they look half decent I am okay with them as is.Terry
Quote from: ItalianAce on April 01, 2013, 02:46:38 AMI do. One reason is they last lol. I got tired of the Big Lots or Target phones that fall apart after awhile. I did a full restoration a 553A (picture below), and use it as the main phone (has pulse to tone conversion). I never have to worry about batteries going dead, plastic parts faling apart, and cheap circut boards going out. These phones are just simple wires. If you see these I'd say grab them. The 553A (side tone) or 653A (antisidetone) or 533 (No Dial). They make great usable phones, have everything built into the phone (no subsets needed as its a phone/subset in one) and nice show pieces. They seem to be the "forgotten" phones that go by on ebay or other places unnoticed.
Quote from: poplar1 on April 01, 2013, 04:05:21 PMThis style wall phone was made until at least 1944, so it was not only the companion for the candlseticks but also for the 202 and the early 302. The latest ones had the same B1A ringer, 101A induction coil, 5H dial, F-1 transmitter and HA-1 receiver as the 302.
Quote from: ItalianAce on April 01, 2013, 02:52:52 PMHehe. Thanks. Took me three months because it was one of those "garbage peel" finds. Strangly the paper diagram and #2 dial was extermally mint (but internally off tune)Ace K.
Quote from: Nilsog on August 09, 2011, 11:14:22 PMI have 3 hooked up in my 'man cave', a 302, a 554, and the big emergency phone I bolted to the wall. I have my red 500 from the fire dept in the living room and the black 500 chuck sent me on my night stand. We have some crappy Chinese thing in the kitchen until I get a wall phone that's not 'puke green', as my fiancee calls it. She wants a blue 554, specifically.