"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Nick in Manitou, March 26, 2018, 09:06:19 PM
Quote from: Nick in Manitou on May 06, 2018, 06:51:40 PMNext receiver question...One of the receivers has a brass shell with a brown cap. The diaphragm is stamped with what looks like, "Baldwins No. 12". I have seen that Nathaniel Baldwin did patent a telephone receiver and that he went on to create radiotelephone receiver sets, but have have not found any photos or other references to telephone receivers with the Baldwin name associated. Does anyone recognize this unit?It arrived with the cap cracked and a wavy ring between the cap and the diaphragm. I am not sure that the wavy ring belongs there, as it seems to limit the ability of the threads of the cap and the shell to overlap very much.I can't find any identifying markings other than the stamp on the diaphragm anywhere on the assembly.
Quote from: Nick in Manitou on May 06, 2018, 06:00:09 PM======================One of the wooden phones appears to be a Stromberg Carlson 896, to which someone has added a dial. The dial is not connected at the moment. I have not been able to locate a schematic that covers adding a dial to a 896 - does anyone know of a source for one?Also, there are no markings on the dial and it is a smaller diameter than what seems standard. Any ideas on whose dial it might be? The mounting it is in looks very well designed, not like a one-off. Were there retrofit kits made to do this? I can post photos of the dial if folks are interested.=======================
Quote from: AE_Collector on May 06, 2018, 08:56:45 PMI associate the Brass shells with British phones as well....Terry