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Started by stub, February 13, 2010, 02:49:44 PM

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stub

 I just received my 1st payphone. It's a AE 3 slot from 1966. Works good but of course no coin relay.   L P B - 86 - 55.  Gotta go,  to clean up phone !!!
                                                                                                   stub
                                                                                       
Kenneth Stubblefield        
  CRPF

Doug Rose

Stub....great payphone in great shape...nice find....Doug
Kidphone

teka-bb

Quote from: stub1953 on February 13, 2010, 02:49:44 PM
I just received my 1st payphone. It's a AE 3 slot from 1966. Works good but of course no coin relay.   L P B - 86 - 55.  Gotta go,  to clean up phone !!!
                                                                                                   stub
                                                                                       

Does the intstruction on the card really mean you could only reach Saline and Ann Arbor automaticly from this phone and you would need the operator for everything else?

I noticed the pcb with chips, I take it this was fitted after 1966, what does is it (the pcb) do? I have a similar pay phone in chrome but it only works as a "normal" phone. the coin systems electronics have been removed :-(
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stub

Hi all,
         Doug -  Thanks

         teka-bb  - Don't know, 1st one I've been into. The coin relay is gone also, so it will only work as an extension phone. 
                                                                                       stub
Kenneth Stubblefield        
  CRPF

Dan

I'm guessing there used to be bells inside so when you dropped the coins in it made a bong sound? Payphones are new to me, but I want one someday.
"Imagine how weird telephones would look if our ears weren't so close to our mouths." - Steven Wright

bingster

Remco, in many areas of the country at that time, it was normal to be able to dial direct to a local area only.  Any calls outside that local area would have to be completed by an operator. 
= DARRIN =



Dennis Markham

Another factor MAY have been it was General Telephone, not the Bell System.  Having experiences in the 70's with GTE here in Michigan, their service was inferior to that of Michigan Bell (The Bell System at the time).  At least that was my experience as a couple of my relatives lived in GTE territory. 

teka-bb

Quote from: Dan on February 13, 2010, 05:40:59 PM
I'm guessing there used to be bells inside so when you dropped the coins in it made a bong sound? Payphones are new to me, but I want one someday.

Gary Goff has a nice video on his site which explains the bell and the bong sound:
regular version:
http://telephonecollector.info/newclipdemo/
big version:
http://telephonecollector.info/newclipdemo/movie-big.html
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Regards,

Remco, JKL Museum of Telephony Curator

JKL Museum of Telephony: http://jklmuseum.com/
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TCI Library: http://www.telephonecollectors.info/
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teka-bb

The pcb inside looks like the one mentioned here but it might be different:
MULTISLOT COIN TELEPHONE SET TOTALIZER
http://sc.infc.info/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_details&gid=297&Itemid=2
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Regards,

Remco, JKL Museum of Telephony Curator

JKL Museum of Telephony: http://jklmuseum.com/
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TCI Library: http://www.telephonecollectors.info/
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