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Will a Stromberg 1168 Candlestick and a Stromberg 687A Subset Work?

Started by gands-antiques, April 04, 2013, 08:58:46 AM

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I have a very similar Cracraft-Leich candlestick that someone wired up to a 685 also has the coil in the base of the phone but it doesn't seem to be connected to anything.  I'd upload a picture of the connections in the phone, but it seems they made a small tagboard for that, which is freefloating, and after making the connections wrapped it pretty securely in electrical tape.  A more modern transmitter has been put behind the faceplate but an original type receiver is still there.  The phone actually does work pretty well.



Quote from: gands-antiques on April 08, 2013, 09:55:33 AM
Thanks.   It looks like the diagram indicates a magneto is required??


That diagram shows a local battery subset with generator. That is probably not the way to go. If you had such a subset, you would have to add a capacitor in series with the ringer, use batteries for the transmitter, and disconnect the generator.
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