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Offline dsk

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Who caught this REDBAR?
« on: February 22, 2014, 04:48:11 AM »
Who caught this REDBAR?
http://tinyurl.com/qj9hjvj
It went a little bit pricey for me, including postage It would have costed me $111.20   1/3 in customs and vat.
It looks like it is in good shape, but I guess it is another LB talk / CB signalling. Perfect for long bad lines  ;)

I would like to see more close pictures from whats inside.

dsk
« Last Edit: February 22, 2014, 04:51:11 AM by dsk »

Offline poplar1

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Re: Who caught this REDBAR?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2014, 08:27:11 AM »
It's possible that it has been converted to common battery. And since it has a straight line ringer, the metal link currently connected to ground (where the white wire is) needs to be moved to L2 (where the red wire is). Or, the red and white wire may be connected together at the wall.

http://www.telephonecollectors.info/index.php/browse/wiring-diagrams/kellogg/doc_details/1958-type-1000-telephones-redbar-k21258r-tl


Not to worry about the ringer, though. Seller has an "ANTIQUE HAND HELD WESTERN ELECTRIC TELEPHONE LINE RINGER"  for sale--or not. Last time he listed it as an "ANTIQUE HAND HELD BLASTING MACHINE." It's actually used for tracing wires. It's the predecessor of the "buzzer" and  "tone generator".

http://www.ebay.com/itm/191078647182
"C'est pas une restauration, c'est une rénovation."--François Martin.

Offline dsk

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Re: Who caught this REDBAR?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2014, 09:59:55 AM »
The difference seems to be the induction coil A113 (regular CB) or 114A (LB talking).

The Ringer box in your post are probably a pulser puling out a high voltage pulse on the line to identify where the line are broken.

dsk

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Re: Who caught this REDBAR?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2014, 10:07:29 AM »
The induction coil looks like 113-A in the photo, so it must have been changed out to convert the set to  Common Battery, or from a 1040 to a 1000. Kellogg also had earlier wood wall phones that could be modified for either Local Battery or Common Battery.
"C'est pas une restauration, c'est une rénovation."--François Martin.