Author Topic: SC 1243 Restoration  (Read 708 times)

Offline persido

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SC 1243 Restoration
« on: March 11, 2013, 02:22:01 PM »
I found this SC in a box of phones, I bought from a junk shop. I paid $35 for the box.
I took the phone apart cleaned the inside, sanded the shell and repainted it.
The phone works great, dials out fine, only problem is that it does not ring.
When I opened the phone there was a wiring and connections manual in it.
I followed the manual, all the connections are right.....I think.
I'm happy with the out come, I think it's a neat looking telephone.

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: SC 1243 Restoration
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2013, 02:40:26 PM »
Many of those were quipped with frequency ringers, so they will not ring.


Offline Nick in Manitou

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Re: SC 1243 Restoration
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2013, 02:48:07 PM »
Persido, another good looking restoration!

I have a couple of these that I hope to get to working on in the near future.

Larry, this has probably been covered in another thread, but is there a way to fool these phones into ringing?

Offline paul-f

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Re: SC 1243 Restoration
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013, 04:00:52 PM »
Does the wiring diagram you used show a two or three conductor mounting cord?

If it's a three conductor cord, the ringer may need to be rewired inside the set or two of the conductors combined to make it ring (assuming a straight line ringer).  Usually green and yellow are combined, but you should trace the ringer wiring to make sure.

You should see a path from L1 through the ringer coil and a capacitor (in either order) then to L2.
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Offline dsk

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Re: SC 1243 Restoration
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013, 04:35:20 PM »
One of the telephones you really may fall in love to  :-*

Look after if you have the 2 red straps on the diagram.