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Re: NT Alexander Graham Airplane Phone
« Reply #45 on: May 14, 2014, 09:09:18 PM »
Thanks - I looked all over the TCI site and couldn't find anything about the plane phone.  I ended up following the wiring instructions for one of their other phones.  Well, I think it's wired correctly, which means the ringer is bad.  Now the hunt for another ringer.
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Re: NT Alexander Graham Airplane Phone
« Reply #46 on: May 14, 2014, 09:24:29 PM »
I think it uses an M1A ringer.  I think that I have a spare or two here.

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Re: NT Alexander Graham Airplane Phone
« Reply #47 on: May 15, 2014, 12:51:02 AM »
They have real ringers in them? I would have assumed an electronic alerter of some sort.

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Re: NT Alexander Graham Airplane Phone
« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2014, 04:38:16 AM »
They have real ringers in them? I would have assumed an electronic alerter of some sort.
Yup, a real ringer if that is what you call it, an M1A. It must be one of the very last NTs with true ringers. I find their ring a little wishy-washy.

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Re: NT Alexander Graham Airplane Phone
« Reply #49 on: May 15, 2014, 10:58:29 AM »
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Re: NT Alexander Graham Airplane Phone
« Reply #50 on: June 03, 2014, 07:55:09 PM »
The first replacement ringer didn't work either, but the 2nd replacement was the charm.  I had no idea that there would be differences between those ringers, but there are.  The mounting holes were different sizes on the replacement ringer, so I had to switch the rubber washers to get it to mount on the phone.  Then the ringer damper switch is located off just enough that it doesn't work now.  I tried switching the plastic lever, but still wouldn't work.  You would think that those ringers would be identical no matter when manufactured, like the ringer in a we 302.  So now the ringer works, but the damper does not.  Phone looks a little out of place next to my other phones which are 50 years older, but looks nice.
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Re: NT Alexander Graham Airplane Phone
« Reply #51 on: June 03, 2014, 09:19:33 PM »
For those who are looking for one of these airplane phones there are  3 on eBay right now. I bought one off eBay and it arrived today. I very happy with it. It's a fun item.
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Re: NT Alexander Graham Airplane Phone
« Reply #52 on: May 11, 2017, 02:06:32 AM »
I bought one as a Gift for a Pilot/Aircraft Mechanic. it was only about 30 USD with shipping on Mercadolibre Mexico . I cleaned and polished it. It was missing the translucent dial shroud/prop (broken off). I promised to look for one. She loved it anyway. Oldphoneworks gave me a great deal on dial/prop and delivery to USA . It is being packed in a suitcase destined for Mexico about now and the proud owner has decided she wants to try to install it herself. It is a simple install and I only have memory to work from so if anyone here has a photo disassembled it might be helpful to her. I will check TCI library as well.

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Re: NT Alexander Graham Airplane Phone
« Reply #53 on: June 26, 2017, 04:51:37 PM »
I bought one as a Gift for a Pilot/Aircraft Mechanic. it was only about 30 USD with shipping on Mercadolibre Mexico . I cleaned and polished it. It was missing the translucent dial shroud/prop (broken off). I promised to look for one. She loved it anyway. Oldphoneworks gave me a great deal on dial/prop and delivery to USA . It is being packed in a suitcase destined for Mexico about now and the proud owner has decided she wants to try to install it herself. It is a simple install and I only have memory to work from so if anyone here has a photo disassembled it might be helpful to her. I will check TCI library as well.

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Re: NT Alexander Graham Airplane Phone
« Reply #54 on: June 30, 2017, 05:15:41 PM »
Those are nice.  Cliff designed them at Northern T.  He did a car too.