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Auction Talk / Re: Possible Fake WE stick on EBAY?
« Last post by Doug Rose on Yesterday at 09:24:10 PM »
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Someone is about to get ripped off...
Benny ...knowledge is key. A stick on transmitter plaque that Phoneco sells and bad repro transmitter cup.

I doubt the seller has any idea that it is a fake. He/she was fooled when he/she bought it.

$103 would be a lot for a real manual stick with a broken receiver....Doug
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Auction Talk / Re: Possible Fake WE stick on EBAY?
« Last post by Jack Ryan on Yesterday at 08:05:31 PM »
The dial is real and I think the receiver is too (not that that helps). It looks like a 706A receiver

Nothing else is real.

Jack
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Auction Talk / Re: Possible Fake WE stick on EBAY?
« Last post by Pourme on Yesterday at 07:47:48 PM »
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Someone is about to get ripped off...
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Auction Talk / Re: Possible Fake WE stick on EBAY?
« Last post by Desert Phone Guy on Yesterday at 07:24:27 PM »
Definitely a reproduction.  Probably from the '70's.  Walk a wide circle around this one.
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Wanted / WANTED: AE 34 Induction coil
« Last post by RotoTech99 on Yesterday at 06:29:42 PM »
Dear Forum:
Does anyone have the induction coil for an AE34 desk phone, please?

I have an AE 34 I'm trying to locate the original induction coil and mounting connecting hardware for....If I can't find that, I might have to go with a modern network setup for it.

If anyone has that, please PM me on the forum, or email me at eburnett1963@gmail.com.

Thank you.
RotoTech99
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Auction Talk / Re: Possible Fake WE stick on EBAY?
« Last post by andre_janew on Yesterday at 06:29:03 PM »













The receiver is definitely a reproduction.
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Auction Talk / Re: Possible Fake WE stick on EBAY?
« Last post by LarryInMichigan on Yesterday at 06:11:24 PM »
At least some of it is definitely repro.  I do not believe for a moment that it is worth the current bid.

Larry
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Auction Talk / Possible Fake WE stick on EBAY?
« Last post by Pourme on Yesterday at 06:03:03 PM »
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It ends in two hours.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/174154003412?ul_noapp=true

See Date on back of transmitter, crooked WE label, model number. This one don't look correct.

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Please sketch up how you solved the circuitry.

This modified circuit completely separates the magneto and original ringer from the talk L1/L2 circuit to prevent any chance of sending magneto voltage into the POTS line.

The terminal board in the lower box was wired to send the magneto voltage to an external ringer if present, and Terminals 3 & 4 (which went to the batteries) were used to connect the POTS line to the phone.

Then, remaining talk circuit was upgraded by adding an AE Type 21 dial, a WE C4A ringer and a 0.47 uF 250 V ring capacitor (for the C4A ringer) to convert this once LB phone to a typical POTS rotary dial phone with a working magneto.

This was my first attempt at doing something like this and it worked on first try so it really can't be that hard for anyone new to telephones to read an existing LB diagram, compare it to any AE Type 21 diagram and figure out what connections have to be made or changed to create the new POTS circuity in the LB phone.
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General Discussion / Re: Help with antique store find
« Last post by countryman on Yesterday at 02:36:02 PM »
Interesting, it seems the same business model was going on both sides of the pond, possibly sharing sources of repro parts.

The red fragment I recently bought for parts was sandblasted, painted, decorated with gold trim and received a repro cradle. The ringer, coil and switches inside were original as I had hoped for.
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