"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by wds, October 11, 2011, 05:37:23 PM
Quote from: wds on October 11, 2011, 07:44:10 PMI think I understand the codes now - AK24 means it was manufactured by Peel-Conner Telephone Works Ltd in 1924. 235 means it's a first modification, or Rev. 1, the original being 234. Nice numbering system.
Quote from: Stephen Furley on October 11, 2011, 07:13:03 PMNot all 150s were conversions, my one was built new as that model. Converted ones had the No. 2 marking on the side of the transmitter mount struck out, and No. 150 stamped in its place. Are there any numbers stamped on the other side? If so, one of them may indicate the date.There was originally no visible brass, the top of the column and the transmitter mount originally had a shiny black finish, I think it was a chemical blackening rather than paint, and traces of this can be seen on your one. The body of the receiver originally had some sort of black or brown coating; I'm not sure exactly what it was.