"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Stephen Furley, August 04, 2009, 05:42:30 PM
Quote from: Owain on September 01, 2012, 03:08:34 PMIt doesn't sound like an American ringer (like they sound on the TV) - maybe it's just badly adjusted. The gap between the clapper and the gongs sounds wrong so it goes ringddddddd rather than ringggggg
Quote from: twocvbloke on September 02, 2012, 12:12:08 AMShame there's not really enough room to retrofit a proper ringer in there, it'd take some modification to make one fit...
Quote from: Owain on September 02, 2012, 05:11:13 PMI think there would be plenty of room to fit a GPO style ringer with 'flat' gongs. The dial PCB is a lot thinner than a rotary dial or a 782 press button unit.But you can't make a bell ringer out of a boar's whatsit and it would be a waste of a decent bell motor.I could fix this inside though. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330783472900
Quote from: twocvbloke on September 03, 2012, 03:00:16 AMI'm thinking of getting myself a directline phone now, just so I can have a play with it's guts...
Quote from: Owain on September 03, 2012, 03:46:19 PMway aye mon, I think I want to joomp oof the Tyne Bridge mon
Quote from: poplar1 on September 09, 2012, 01:19:52 PMThis may be '54 instead of '64, because of the suede feet and 3 mounting screws for the dial.
Quote from: TelePlay on September 09, 2012, 01:48:14 PMAt $5, a '54 dial and plate would seem to be all that is needed to restore the phone. Is it worth it?