"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by bdoss2006, February 09, 2023, 04:45:28 AM
Quote from: HarrySmith on February 09, 2023, 07:52:01 AMNice find. Looks to be complete except for the batteries of course. It should not be a problem getting it to work. The one thing most important is to be sure the magneto does not send power into the line.
Quote from: HarrySmith on February 09, 2023, 02:08:40 PMDepends on your system but nothing good for sure!
Quote from: bdoss2006 on February 09, 2023, 02:46:00 PMthat's what I figured. what would you do to wire it up? Simply disconnect the magneto and wire a phone line to it like a newer phone? Or is there something else that would need done?
Quote from: HarrySmith on February 09, 2023, 03:04:58 PMYoui do not want to disconnect the magneto. The first thing anyone who sees it will do is turn the crank. Maybe pick up the receiver first IIRC a diode will do that. I purchased a premade setup from one of our members to build one.
Quote from: HarrySmith on February 09, 2023, 04:09:27 PMThere a a few ways to do it. I asked on the lists for the clubs and received a few ideas. The easiest way was the premade unit I bought from Denny. It cost less than $30 shipped. Here is his email: email@example.comOther ways include switches, relays & diodes. I can dig up those emails if you are interested. I have attached one of the documents I was sent using a switch. I did not use that as you would have to hold the switch while cranking the magneto.Here is the post on my project:http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=26193.msg255156#msg255156
Quote from: bdoss2006 on February 09, 2023, 06:51:35 PMCould you connect it to the ringer on the phone and just make the phones ringer ring when you turned it?
Quote from: TelePlay on February 09, 2023, 07:09:32 PMThat what I did when I converted a LB magneto railroad way station phone to work on a POTS line but still have the magneto ring the phones original ringer.The key point is to totally separate the magneto and its ringer local battery circuit from the POTS common battery circuit.http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23408.0
Quote from: TelePlay on February 09, 2023, 08:28:01 PMIt's all in that topic, keeping in mind that the phone is different than yours but the topic offered as how to separate the magneto from the talk circuit, to absolutely prevent magneto voltage from being sent down the POTS line to the CO (central office).When separated, cranking the magneto would ring the original ringer.You would have to add a second ringer into the talk circuit if you wanted it to ring on incoming calls.You could not make calls from the phone, no dialing device.Given the completeness of your phone as found, I'd restore it to it's original configuration for display, not attach it to a POTS line.
Quote from: bdoss2006 on February 09, 2023, 09:10:52 PMwhat do you mean by original configuration?