"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by ntophones, January 06, 2010, 02:27:56 PM
Quote from: Nick in Manitou on January 04, 2018, 10:25:00 PMWell, I don't know if I should start a new thread or just charge ahead on this one...so if it should be moved...please have at it!
QuoteThe ringer didn't react when a call came in, but I am assuming that some rewiring will be required to test the ringer. (I have a nickel plated gong for the MC-131 ringer ordered from Steve Hilz, but if anyone has a plain brass gong that will fit, please let me know!)
QuoteLots of questions at this point, but one of the first ones is, (a confession as well as a question) would it be a sin to clean this phone up and "brass it out"? These phones are pretty cool in their Battleship Gray livery, but I really like the way they look in polished brass.
QuoteIt seems that the lamp (bulb) that is intended to illuminate the dial is burned out...no continuity. I am not sure that it is worth the effort to find a correct bulb, but I will include a photo in case someone has a few of these lying around!
Quote from: rdelius on January 04, 2018, 11:22:58 PMThe lamp is a standard aviation instrument lamp.
Quote from: rdelius on January 05, 2018, 05:07:27 PMboth the navy and civilian type 41 handsets will work.I took off the navy ones-note lots of cloth filler and put on civiliam ones with brass bands.if mechanism in complete and in proper adjustment, the handset will snap into place. Thumb lever will pop it up.The PTT type 27 hanssets will not work.