"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by mazda_matt, February 03, 2017, 03:34:43 PM
Quote from: AE_Collector on February 03, 2017, 03:55:01 PMOUCH. That's horrible. What a shame it was dropped (apparently). Still, if it were BIN for $100 I would have grabbed it.Terry
Quote from: unbeldi on February 03, 2017, 07:06:48 PMInteresting is the marking on the rear of the set: L 5002 B1 00Did this phone always have a dial or was it added later ?Does the phone have a frequency ringer or a straight-line ringer?Would it be possible to post a picture of the wiring schematic, if available?
Quote from: mazda_matt on February 06, 2017, 04:01:21 PMSold for $107.50!Congrats to whoever purchased it-MM
Quote from: AE_Collector on February 07, 2017, 09:14:50 PMThe Mahogany or Walnut AE 50 is on its way to me already. Matt was great, getting out the door in record time. Now I'm hoping that Canada Post will inadvertently drop it and since it is already broken it will obviously be restored to "like new" condition!I am a little excited as this will be my first Walnut or Mahogany AE, I have no idea which one it is and in all likelihood I still wont know what it is even once it arrives. More to figure out. Hopefully it turns out to have a schematic inside but who knows. Terry
Quote from: AE_Collector on February 18, 2017, 02:00:15 AMThe Brown AE50 arrived at the beginning of the week but I haven't had time to do much with it. My guess is that this phone may have been refurbished by someone in 1956. The codes seem to indicate that it originally didn't come with a dial but it now has one that has April 12, 1956 stamped an the back in vermillion ink. But, the dial appears to be a type 24 with oval logo and it clicks on wind up. So it was probably refurbished and dated and then installed in this phone. Also, the transmitter was replaced with one that is date stamped as well. It is April 23, 1956. The phone was made by Phillips Electrical Works in Brockville Ontario. It has the vermillion ink stamp indicating this on the inside of the cover. The phone looks much better in person than the pictures indicate. Fortunately the cracks in the vent area allow a section of the vents to be removed completely which should make repair much easier. When the phone was dropped the impact sheared off one of the dial mounting posts which can be seen in the pictures.I suspect that the backplate of this 50 is Mahogany while the cover and handset are Walnut. Possibly something else that happened during refurbishing! But, there isn't that much difference between Mahogany and Walnut so it isn't particularly noticible. You can see the difference between the cover and the backplate in these pictures. After years of not having an AE in either, I now have one that is both!Terry