"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by ....., April 30, 2020, 09:42:26 PM
Quote from: Key2871 on April 30, 2020, 10:33:10 PMVery cool. So was it a matter of changing the upper only? I'm guessing it didn't have a socket for a dial?I'm only asking because I'm not up on the old old payphones.
Quote from: Duffy on April 30, 2020, 09:42:26 PMToday I received this 1930's Gray 150 L J that had been updated with a 1930 4H WE dial. The Gray 150 L J is a non-dial pay station same as the 150 K J. The "L" means non-dial and the "J" means handset. The handset is a Northern Electric NU. I will be changing it out for a correct handset at some point. It also has a Canadian coin chute. I decided to return it back to a non-dial phone and gave it a new home.
Quote from: kleenax on May 02, 2020, 08:18:06 AMDoug; that looks like an E1 handset in those original illustrations. Looks pretty cool with an E1!
Quote from: Duffy on May 02, 2020, 08:53:54 AMYes it does Ray, here are a couple pictures from Mike Davis's site of a 150 K J with an original handset.Jeff Lamb has an original one for me, once we get over this covid lock down I will meet up with him to get it and replace the NU.
Quote from: kleenax on May 03, 2020, 06:42:30 PMNow this one has a Monophone type 37 handset on it, with a "salad-fork" hook on it. I believe that this is the correct handset for this set, but I swear that other photo that you had posted showed an E1.