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You should get dial tone  it just passeses through the ksu even if no voltage to run the ksu. I wired many dark grey and 1white qnd 1 green on my system years ago. I might have tied grounds on lamps and aleads  but this will not change dial tone
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Well, it has been a long time since I have posted, or worked on this project. However, I would like to finish it.

Tonight, I hooked up the tip and ring for all five lines. I had it connected through my KSU an outside line, but I got nothing. I plugged my phone analyzer onto line 4 and got no dial tone, but I was able to dial. Should a dial tone come through with just tip and ring hooked up?

Thank you,
Ben
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General Discussion / Re: Magneto to dial conversion
« Last post by stub on Yesterday at 08:48:44 PM »
FabPhones,
                If your phone is a Leich ( like) 901 magneto you can change it to CB with this diagram. This would be a good reason to buy 8) two more phones 8) , to have all the  examples , dial CB , non-dial CB and magneto ! stub
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It does have one and returns completely.  No clue if the dial could cause my issue, don't even know if a bad line cord would.  Bringing my phones back to life has been more cosmetic, cleaning contacts and basic wiring of new cords.  Nothing ever this involved.
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General Discussion / Re: Magneto to dial conversion
« Last post by Key2871 on Yesterday at 07:23:05 PM »
Agreed, that with the Mag crank in the center is far more rare than dial.
I would leave it as it is...
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Very cool, and very very expensive. I've seen something close but not exactly like that, but was a few grand less in price.
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I thought this was worth posting.  Seems like a strange accessory - I didn’t know about these.  The $1500 asking seems kinda high......

https://www.ebay.com/itm/173361492777

Partial eBay description: “This Very Rare circa 1915-1921 L C MAYER HIDE-A-PHONE  was a required accessory in houses of the wealthy who preferred to not be so obviously associated with the new-fangled candlestick telephones – they were unsightly in some settings it seems – tasteless even. So the luddites would hide the phone, out of sight, in perhaps, one of L C MAYER’s creations – made of very durable and strong plaster with beautiful polychrome paint, it is quite heavy and seems very much like wood or molded repwood. The copyright for this version was filed in 1915 but the earliest production date was likely closer to 1920 – Mayer’s Hide-A-Phones were the deluxe offerings of the day -  at once doing both the intended job and looking most attractive as a decorative accessory.”

Full eBay description:  "This Very Rare circa 1915-1921 L C MAYER HIDE-A-PHONE  was a required accessory in houses of the wealthy who preferred to not be so obviously associated with the new-fangled candlestick telephones – they were unsightly in some settings it seems – tasteless even. So the luddites would hide the phone, out of sight, in perhaps, one of L C MAYER’s creations – made of very durable and strong plaster with beautiful polychrome paint, it is quite heavy and seems very much like wood or molded repwood. The copyright for this version was filed in 1915 but the earliest production date was likely closer to 1920 – Mayer’s Hide-A-Phones were the deluxe offerings of the day -  at once doing both the intended job and looking most attractive as a decorative accessory.

This wonderful piece is 14” high and about 9” wide, opening like a clamshell to a larger size. The figure was designed to secretly house a candlestick phone. The scene depicts a woman and a cherub with garland dancing around a globe– all beautifully polychromed and modelled in great detail. The patina on this large and very impressive item is literally delicious [if you are a fan of warm, soft, rich old patina] – barely a few small nicks and scuffs but in fine condition overall, Signed along the base COPYRIGHT and L C MAYER. Out of a several generation private estate – buyer pays 45.00 safe bubble shipping, Insurance and tracking in USA
"
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General Discussion / Re: Magneto to dial conversion
« Last post by twocvbloke on Yesterday at 07:02:54 PM »
The purist answer would be "don't", even if you can't find a matching phone, another magneto phone would still work with this one, so you could set up a demonstration of the two and how they work... :)

But if you do, then it's a good idea to take a look at the appropriate wiring diagrams and follow the wiring for a Central Battery dial version... :)
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Auction Talk / Re: Ebay auction- seller got it all wrong?!
« Last post by FabPhones on Yesterday at 07:00:55 PM »
I wonder if anyone has ever nicely mentioned anything to the seller, and what the reply was.
I'm guessing the seller bought it as is and never researched it. Or took it out of the case.
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General Discussion / Magneto to dial conversion
« Last post by FabPhones on Yesterday at 06:51:08 PM »
This isn't something I have considered so it is a bit of a gap in my knowledge.

Has anyone ever swapped out a magneto and replaced it with a dial?

I have a phone with a magneto 'crank' on the front where a dial would be. I have the correct dial for the phone, and it was suggested to me that I could swap it out for the dial. I'm not sure I'd want to, and I'm thinking one would need a complete doner phone, but am now curious. I thought I read someplace it wasn't straightforward.

I was unsuccessful bidding for my phones rotary twin (very hard to find - am so disappointed)! And that's how the subject came up.
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