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I thought we had a topic somewhere showing pictures of this.

Put this type of Jacks on the end of the phones cord so you donít have to cut off the spades. Many of these old cords would be very difficult to crimp an RJ plug into anyway. Then use a double ended modular cord to connect this jack to the wall jack. As John says you get the advantage of using a 6Ē cord, a 25í cord or any length in between.

Those little tiny plugs would be nice if you can locate them and if the spades push into the plug to avoid cutting them off. Meanwhile, this set up is much easier to obtain.

Terry
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Telephone Tools & Tool Identification / Re: BK Precision 1045
« Last post by AE_Collector on Yesterday at 05:53:01 PM »
Yes agreed, Iíve seen those polarized ones too. But, only I thought the non polarized plug...socket (on end of cord) fits into the device that has the polarized plug on it. Seems odd as the design forces you to connect the two properly if using the cord that came with the device but grab one out of a drawer in the dungeon and youíve got a 50 50 chance....

Terry
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You might consider a spade-to-modular adaptor as shown here:
https://www.oldphoneworks.com/oem-ae-spade-to-modular-adapter.html

Ah, or these which provide the ability to put a long modular cord between the adapter and the wall jack if the phone line cord is not long enough to make the connection

     https://www.ebay.com/itm/5x-RJ11-6P4C-Telephone-Phone-Line-White-Modular-Surface-Mount-Box/112007938868
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As I do not want to crimp a regular RJ11 plug onto those original cords. This appears removable.

You might consider a spade-to-modular adapter as shown here:

https://www.oldphoneworks.com/oem-ae-spade-to-modular-adapter.html
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Telephone Tools & Tool Identification / Re: BK Precision 1045
« Last post by TelePlay on Yesterday at 05:03:26 PM »
Hereís a decent chart:
https://www.stayonline.com/reference-iec320.aspx

Interesting chart and a wealth of information. However, I have several devices that use a 120 VAC power cord that had a plug on the end of the cord that fits into a jack on the device that does not show up on any of these charts, and I looked at most of them.

     https://www.stayonline.com/reference-home.aspx   (the web page showing all charts and links to them)

The plug I have looks like this, polarized by the flat side. No big deal, just saying these are hard to find if a replacement is needed. I modified one of the images on the chart to show what I have, am talking about.

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Given that my Super Aladdin dates from around the 30s, and still works (despite some issues with cracked parts and slightly uneven burning issues still), it's a testament to the design, I can't imagine something made today still working in 80 years time... :)
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The metalwork was very thin and weak, like I said in the initial post, it was flimsy enough to make a pepsi can look like a steel girder, it was also rusty in several places under the brass-colour coating (whether it was plated, anodised or painted, I don't know), it was certainly made to a very low cost, and only meant as a novelty item, the thing didn't work properly, produced a poor flame (bearing in mind I fitted it with a good wick), and was unreliable...

There are far better "cheapo" lamps out there, even the chinese Duplex burner lamps are much nicer, and quite common so cheap to acquire, I'd get one, only there's two electric versions downstairs (one I've shown previously with the green glass shade)... :)
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Phone Booths / Re: Shopping mall memories - A distinctive phone booth
« Last post by AE_Collector on Yesterday at 04:56:42 PM »
Jaro made them in Canada as well. Somewhere I have a picture of a bank of 4 or 5 of them in a local shopping mall.

These are all aluminum like most of the pedestals and booths. The brown ones are anodized aluminum and Iíve seen gold anodized occasionally as well.

Terry
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As I do not want to crimp a regular RJ11 plug onto those original cords. This appears removable.
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The standard tin plated steel Dietz No 2 DeLite was the "Cadillac" of lanterns back in the day. People paid a premium from them over other lanterns. That's why I only collected those, they stood up to time, in most cases, better than other lanterns I've seen on shelves in antique malls.

Thinking about it, that did make for some irony all these years later. Being the better product, more Dietz lanterns/lamps survived the last 100 years and in a way that made them common now. By comparison, the "cheap imitations" that survived (like Embury that was bought out by Dietz) now can command a bit of a premium being fewer in number. I have to say my rusty little wizzard from '39 still burns the best despite having the snot beat out of it over the years.

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