"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by AE_Collector, December 09, 2017, 04:22:16 PM
QuoteThey both have the squared off rather than sloped top area of the lower housing...where "Automatic Electric Company" is stamped. A sloped front would be older than these square ones wouldn't it?
QuoteThese both have lead chutes. Have heard of lead chutes a lot over the years. Did all 3 slots have lead chutes or did they change to something like cast zinc in later years? If lead chutes are hard to find I can't helping wondering if I should part at least one of these out.
Quote from: Haf on December 09, 2017, 04:47:00 PMTerry,The sloped ones read "Automatic Electric Company Chicago Ill, USA". They moved to Northlake about 1956.As far as I know AE had lead chutes to the very end. They are not as hard to find than WE ones for sure. The one on the picture is for 10 cent (55 at the end of the model number)Haf
Quote from: Payphone installer on December 09, 2017, 05:25:24 PMPhone number 2 that ends with the 702 number is a good phone. I suspect that it was maybe a 60 series A/E which is rare. The relay in this phone is a rare Gray relay pre pay. It would be the phone to concentrate on. I would need to see more pictures but I think you could build a nice rare phone here. I also have any parts to build anything. Jim
QuoteUsually they are broken on the eyelets that hold it on the phone.
Quote from: AE_Collector on December 09, 2017, 06:08:41 PMIt has the same cast back and Bakelite terminal strip like the first two phones.
Quote from: AE_Collector on December 09, 2017, 06:08:41 PMThis one has the older style hopper but has a Teltronics blue board in the base where the relay would be and a Vane switch in the hopper. Its tag says it is a LPB 86-55 so I am assuming some sort of Prepay Phone?
Quote from: poplar1 on December 10, 2017, 03:58:27 PMDo you mean aluminum? Not cast iron?
Quote from: poplar1 on December 10, 2017, 03:58:27 PMLPB 86-55 is semi-postpay. Coins fall directly into the vault, rather than being held in escrow until collected or refunded at the end of the call.