"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by darticus, October 10, 2017, 05:50:54 PM
Quote from: darticus on October 10, 2017, 09:43:12 PMCan't sleep now! No wire coming out of the booth. Whats the best way to run a wire? Remove the phone and look? Take back of booth off? Thanks Ron
Quote from: Russ62 on October 11, 2017, 01:42:15 AMHi, I recognize the pcbs installed in the phone. A large antique phone retailer called Phoneco sold these in the 1990s and early 2000s. they were intended for small businesses to use as commercial payphones on a standard pots line. The pcbs were set up as an improvised semi post-pay system. They were set up so you would dial the number, then you would quickly deposit a quarter after the the called party answered to turn on the handset transmitter so the other party could hear you. There was no provision to vary the charge, but you could move jumpers to make the calls timed or not timed, and charge or not charge to call operator. while 911 calls were always free. Russell
Quote from: Haf on October 11, 2017, 07:20:34 AMOne of the big problems with semi postpay as it was called at AE is that the called party doesn't know that your transmitter is muted until you deposit money. So if you don't insert the money qick enough the called party will hung up. You would too if after third "hello" there is no response when someone calls you.If your phone is able to receive calls, I don't know. Maybe Russ62 or someone else knowing those Phoneco conversions better can.Haf
Quote from: Stan S on October 11, 2017, 11:07:23 AMdarticus.This will probably help.See attached.Stan S.
Quote from: stub on October 10, 2017, 07:20:33 PMdarticus, Haf has the right idea. It 's called a type 33 ringer . Here's a pic of mine. You need to make sure it is not a frequency ringer. SL will be stamped on the ringer like mine in the pic. You can find them on e place. Hope this helps . stub left click on pic to enlarge