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Telephone Talk => Auction Talk => Topic started by: stub on April 10, 2012, 02:56:04 AM

Title: Early AE Flush Type Wall Phone ?
Post by: stub on April 10, 2012, 02:56:04 AM
I got this off the e place the other day.
                  This phone uses the series circuit - has a dial with 2 impluse contacts and 2 shunting contacts with no Id on the dial anywhere. The hookswich has 3 contacts. The capacitor is stamped Automatic Electric - D-6891  - MF. 2 -  2  29. The transmitter is stamped on the back but can't be read. The receiver is the DC type with a weighted receiver shell. The position of the transmitter and dial is opposite from the pictures in all the AE catalogs that I have. If you have anymore information about this phone please post it.
                   It had a shorted capacitor , replaced , now it works .  stub
Title: Re: Early AE Flush Type Wall Phone ?
Post by: Phonesrfun on April 10, 2012, 01:35:42 PM
Wow, that is truly an neat find!

It looks like you are going to be the resident expert on the AE series-circuit phones.
Title: Re: Early AE Flush Type Wall Phone ?
Post by: stub on April 10, 2012, 02:23:50 PM
Bill,
      Expert ----- at forgetting  ??? Without a diagram I'm just about useless.
     Here's the transmitter out of this phone. Does anyone have a pic of the early AE Candlestick transmitter. The 4 holes for the cup are drilled but not tapped. I have not seen one that comes apart like this one. It is not working too good . I have slapped, shaken, beat and held upright and it still has frying in it and it is all over the ohm scale on my meter.
      Anyone ever had one like this apart?  Well no better than it works we might have to see  ;D   stub
Title: Re: Early AE Flush Type Wall Phone ?
Post by: stub on April 13, 2012, 01:49:31 AM
I noticed every time I gently ::) banged it on the table , that carbon was falling out one of the screw holes . So I went in for a look see. The felt seal was letting the carbon fall out to the inside of the transmitter. I took some sewing thread and went around the felt seal on the bottom ten or eleven times to maybe make it seal tighter and added a little paper, dash of carbon and will know after while if I did any good.
                                                                                                                                         stub
Title: Re: Early AE Flush Type Wall Phone ?
Post by: stub on April 13, 2012, 01:54:31 AM
Well 8), works like a new one!!!!! Frying is completely gone.   stub
Title: Re: Early AE Flush Type Wall Phone ?
Post by: liteamorn on April 13, 2012, 07:57:13 AM
Great idea!!
Title: Re: Early AE Flush Type Wall Phone ?
Post by: Phonesrfun on April 13, 2012, 11:44:34 AM
I once sacrificed a couple of T1's to extract the carbon for the transmitter in my Strowger wood wall phone.  It worked great.  Great minds think alike.
Title: Re: Early AE Flush Type Wall Phone ?
Post by: AE_Collector on January 12, 2013, 12:02:39 PM
Did you ever figure out a model number or Catalog number for this one Stub?

Terry
Title: Re: Early AE Flush Type Wall Phone ?
Post by: stub on October 23, 2017, 03:58:08 PM
Terry,
         Still don't know model or cat # .  stub
Title: Re: Early AE Flush Type Wall Phone ?
Post by: Pourme on October 23, 2017, 07:54:26 PM
Did you install it in a wall? Pics?...I love that phone!
Title: Re: Early AE Flush Type Wall Phone ?
Post by: stub on October 24, 2017, 01:16:34 AM
Pourme ,
              No I haven't . The metal wall boxes are too rich for my pocket . E-Bay item # 232468921615
        stub
Title: Re: Early AE Flush Type Wall Phone ?
Post by: HarrySmith on October 24, 2017, 06:56:40 AM
You can always build your own box out of wood!
Title: Re: Early AE Flush Type Wall Phone ?
Post by: AE_Collector on October 24, 2017, 11:33:47 AM
Pourme ,
              No I haven't . The metal wall boxes are too rich for my pocket . E-Bay item # 232468921615
        stub

Coming up empty on that eBay item number?

Terry
Title: Re: Early AE Flush Type Wall Phone ?
Post by: TelePlay on October 24, 2017, 12:07:27 PM
Coming up empty on that eBay item number?

     https://www.ebay.com/itm/232468921615
Title: Re: Early AE Flush Type Wall Phone ?
Post by: AE_Collector on October 24, 2017, 01:42:56 PM
Geez...with that "lot" was a BIN at $125!

Not sure why I came up empty trying to put the item number in the eBay search box. Always worked in the past.

Terry
Title: Re: Early AE Flush Type Wall Phone ?
Post by: stub on October 24, 2017, 01:50:42 PM
Terry,
          That price is for the one empty box only .  stub
Title: Re: Early AE Flush Type Wall Phone ?
Post by: TelePlay on October 24, 2017, 02:05:33 PM
Geez...with that "lot" was a BIN at $125!

Not sure why I came up empty trying to put the item number in the eBay search box. Always worked in the past.

I've never had luck doing that. I just click on any item in eBay and then replace everything after the " . . . ww.ebay.com/itm/__# here__" with the item number and click return.

What's really easier is to post the complete eBay link instead of just the number, fewer steps to get to the listing.
Title: Re: Early AE Flush Type Wall Phone ?
Post by: HarrySmith on October 24, 2017, 02:58:23 PM
Geez...with that "lot" was a BIN at $125!

Not sure why I came up empty trying to put the item number in the eBay search box. Always worked in the past.

Terry

I just tried it, copy item number, paste in eBay serch box, hit enter and the item came right up. Don't know why you had an issue??
Title: Re: Early AE Flush Type Wall Phone ?
Post by: TelePlay on October 24, 2017, 03:11:00 PM
I just tried it, copy item number, paste in eBay serch box, hit enter and the item came right up. Don't know why you had an issue??

Yep, I just tried the number and this time, this number worked. Doesn't always. A full link to the eBay listing always works (unless the link is old and dead). Sometimes the item number is not fully copied and pasted.

Isn't it just easier to copy the whole eBay URL and then deleting all of the garbage after the "?" that is right after the item number rather than taking the time to extract only the item number completely and then paste that into a reply? If the whole URL is posted, the post can be previewed and the link clicked on to make sure the link is correct.

I've never seen the need or the reasoning behind just posting an item.

What's even harder is when only an image from eBay is posted and then eBay has to be searched one listing at a time to find the phone being discussed and then posting it's url and the screen shot showing price and seller.

Title: Re: Early AE Flush Type Wall Phone ?
Post by: HarrySmith on October 24, 2017, 03:52:42 PM
Yeah, agreed. Once again it is up to the member to make the post correctly, just like loading pictures.
Title: Re: Early AE Flush Type Wall Phone ?
Post by: Pourme on October 24, 2017, 06:01:00 PM
Stub,
Looking at your phone, I can visualize it cleaned up polished & the wood treated with Howards and installed in the wall. It would be quite a stunning display! If you made a wooden box it would work as well as the metal one, no one would ever know.

Benny
Title: Re: Early AE Flush Type Wall Phone ?
Post by: stub on October 25, 2017, 01:10:21 AM
Pourme,
            I have another one -      stub   
Title: Re: Early AE Flush Type Wall Phone ?
Post by: Pourme on October 25, 2017, 06:10:16 AM
A little different configuration but also very nice, Stub!
Title: Re: Early AE Flush Type Wall Phone ?
Post by: AE_Collector on October 25, 2017, 11:36:43 PM
Terry,
          That price is for the one empty box only .  stub


Geez...with that "lot" was a BIN at $125!


Yeah I know. Actually I thought I typed “WISH that lot was a BIN at $125” but see now that I messed it up.

Entering the 12 digit eBay number in the eBay search box always used to work here too. I don’t know what went wrong this time. It could possibly be a case of me being on eBay Canada and entering an eBay USA item number where the seller has limited sales to US residents only.

Stub....you need those other two models as well! They are all nice AE’s

Terry