"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by DavePEI, October 18, 2011, 06:07:39 AM
Quote from: LarryInMichigan on October 17, 2011, 03:51:59 PMI just removed the center part from an AE handset earpiece using the handle of a pliers. (copied from the discussion on the AE Monophone tool)Larry
Quote from: gpo706 on October 18, 2011, 06:08:40 PMI picked up a couple of GPO little leather bound toolcases, I can assure the spanners in them are a hell of lot easier to use than a pair of pliers.I doubt the exact same sized spanners were used outside telecoms.
Quote from: cquattlebaum on October 20, 2011, 03:19:28 PMDave,I am interested in collecting all the tellephone tools I can for their use and historical value as well.I have looked, but can't find the name for the WE tool used to remove fingerwheels. Are you familiar with this?I am also going to try and post some pictures of some unusual tools that I have soon.Chris Quattlebaum
Quote from: Russ Kirk on October 20, 2011, 04:06:27 PM(This tool fell off my truck).
Quote from: Russ Kirk on October 20, 2011, 04:06:27 PMI do not have a tool part number for this item.
Quote from: paul-f on October 20, 2011, 05:22:52 PMQuote from: Russ Kirk on October 20, 2011, 04:06:27 PMI do not have a tool part number for this item. I believe it's KS 21107 L1http://www.telephonecollectors.info/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_details&gid=4227&Itemid=19
Quote from: DavePEI on October 20, 2011, 04:01:55 PMThe older single bit We version of the tool is the KS-16750 L4 tool. As noted below, there was a later multi-bit version, the KS 21107 L1. There are also a number of other makes (most of them combined with a spudger). The early WE version has a yellow handle, and a stepped design shaft which is designed to drop down only to the correct depth for removing the dial. With some, it is possible to push down too far and damage the dial mounting. That is why of all of them, I prefer the original WE one...
Quote from: Dave F on October 20, 2011, 08:03:32 PMEarlier versions of the KS16750 tool did not have a stepped shaft. Here is the L1.
Quote from: GG on October 21, 2011, 09:40:07 AMAnyone know anything about AE making a properly shaped tool for that, or for that matter, anyone have successful results using the conventional straight tool?